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James Queen, 73, a Town of Tonawanda teacher for 28 years, died Wednesday (Dec. 22, 1999) in St. Joseph Hospital after a brief illness.

Queen was born in Derby, Conn., and moved to Buffalo as a child. He graduated from School 44 and Kensington High School. He served in the Navy during World War II as a Seabee in the Pacific.

In 1953, Queen graduated from Buffalo State College and began teaching elementary school. He taught at Harding, Parkside and Lincoln schools before retiring in 1981.

He was an avid golfer and a member of the Twilight Golf Club at Sheridan Golf Club. He was a past president of the Brighton Men's Club. Queen also was a member of the Kenmore Schoolmasters Bowling League for more than 35 years and served as secretary-treasurer.

Surviving are his wife, AnnBreneman Queen; a daughter, Jill Kammerzell of Fort Collins, Colo.; and a grandson.

Services were private.


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