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William G. Hogue, retired executive with the Cuba Cheese & Trading Co., died Thursday (Sept. 16, 1999) in Manor Hills, Wellsville. He was 83.

A Cuba native, Hogue was a graduate of Hinsdale High School and Alfred Agricultural and Technical College, where he majored in dairy management.

Well known in the area dairy industry, he began his career as manager of one of his father's 13 cheese factories in the Southern Tier and Pennsylvania.

Hogue joined Fairmont Foods of Omaha, Neb., at their Quaker Bridge location, then became a member of the management team at Graoc Foods in East Aurora.

He rejoined Fairmont and held various positions in Western New York and Ohio over 25 years.

He later became associated with Cuba Cheese & Trading Co., now Empire Cheese, and served as vice president of sales and marketing and served as a consultant prior to his retirement.

Hogue, formerly of Hilltop Road, and the former Pauline Atkins were married 61 years. She died on Feb. 17.

The Hogues enjoyed traveling, spending time with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hogue also enjoyed jogging along country roads and around Cuba Lake.

He was a member of the Hinsdale United Methodist Church and a life member of Great Valley Lodge 1178, F & AM.

Survivors include three daughters, Judith Ziemer of Cheektowaga; Lynda Potter of Bluffton, S.C., and Martha McCarty of Angelica; a brother, Harry of Englewood, Ohio; a sister, Myra Farner of Thomson, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in McIntosh Funeral Home Nicholson Chapel, 24 Genesee Parkway. Burial will be in Hinsdale Cemetery, Maplehurst.

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