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Edward M. Braham, 77, of Amherst, a retired supervisor at Continental Can Co. in the Town of Tonawanda, died Saturday (Dec. 18, 1999) in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

Born in Pottsville, Pa., he moved with his family to Buffalo in the 1930s. He attended Burgard Vocational High School and was a member of its city championship football team.

He served in the Army during World War II in the 62nd Armored Infantry Regiment and was part of the liberation effort in France, where he met his wife of 53 years, the former Ida Seechiaroli. A decorated staff sergeant, he received the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

He worked for 35 years at Continental Can, retiring in 1980.

He was a member of St. John Maron Maronite Church, Amherst, and its Holy Name Society.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Edward Jr. of Amherst and Christopher of Kenmore; two daughters, Denise Cordone of the Town of Tonawanda and Beverly O'Neill of Pinellas Park, Fla.; a sister, Elaine Braham of Williamsville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. John Maron aronite Church, 2040 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Burial will be in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Williamsville.

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