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Richard B. "Whitey" Anderson, 68, of West Seneca, a retired truck driver, volunteer firefighter and former Marine, died Tuesday (Dec. 28, 1999) in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Western New York, he was a 1948 graduate of West Seneca High School. He graduated from Bryant & Stratton Business Institute in 1950.

Anderson served as a first sergeant with the 2nd Marine Division.

He was a truck driver for Millbrook Bread, retiring in 1980.

He was a life member of East Seneca Fire Company and a former commissioner of West Seneca Fire District No. 4.

He was a member of the National Umpires Association and the Basketball Referees Association and coached Little League teams.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Rojek of Elma; five sons, Richard of Kennesaw, Ga., Thomas of Elma, David of West Seneca, Ronald of Lakewood and Donald of Memphis, Tenn.; his mother, Dorothy; a sister, Doris, and a brother, Russell, both of West Seneca; and six grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Curtin Funeral Home, 1340 Union Road, West Seneca.


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