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Joseph M. Bos, 81, of Niagara Street, who worked for 32 years with the former Marine Midland Bank, now known as HSBC, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 1999) in Inter-Community Memorial Hospital, Newfane, after a brief illness.

He was born in Niagara Falls and graduated from Niagara Falls High School and of the former Kelley Business Institute in Niagara Falls.

Bos had opened two branch offices of Marine Midland Bank, the first in Ransomville, where he served as manager for 5 1/2 years, and then in the Town of Niagara branch, where he was manager for 11 years. He also worked at various other Marine Midland Bank branches.

He retired in 1978 as a loan officer in the Marine branch in the Carborundum Center in Niagara Falls.

Bos was a member and past president of the Town of Niagara Lions Club.

He served as a lector at St. Leo's Catholic Church in the Town of Niagara and was the first lay person to be a commentator at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Niagara Falls.

Bos enjoyed all types of sports, especially baseball. He played in the Muny Leagues in Niagara Falls and went from player to manager, retiring as an umpire.

His wife, the former Margaret I. Ryan, died in 1983.

Survivors include two sons, Walter J. of Niagara Falls and Richard M.; a daughter, Jorene M. Brummer of Newfane; a sister, Stella Chiponis of Niagara Falls; a brother, Walter J. of Niagara Falls; and eight grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Peter's Catholic Church, 600 Center St., following prayers at 9:30 in Rhoney Funeral Home, Cayuga and South Ninth streets. Burial will be in North Ridge Cemetery, Cambria.


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