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Donald Morlock of Buffalo, a retired maintenance mechanic for Erie County Medical Center, died Friday (Dec. 24, 1999) in Sisters Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 68.

He was a native of Buffalo and a graduate of Seneca Vocational High School.

After serving with the Army in Korea during the early to mid 1950s, Morlock worked in factory jobs at Wickwire Spencer Steel and Westinghouse Electric corporations.

He also bonded helicopter blades at Bell Aerospace Textron for six years before going to ECMC as a maintenance mechanic in 1971. He retired in 1995 after 24 years at the medical center.

Morlock loved sports and was a Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres season-ticket holder. Family members said he also liked to travel, go out to eat, do yard work and, in recent years, visit with his grandchildren.

He was a member of Local 1095, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

Survivors include two daughters, Kim Mannion of Sharpsburg, Ga., and Tiffany of Cheektowaga; two sons, Wayne of Cheektowaga and Michael; a sister, Janis Rauh of Flagstaff, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.

A service was held Tuesday. Burial was in Buffalo Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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