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Albert G. Hostetler, 63, of Clarence Center, a self-employed carpenter and a physics teacher for two years, died Thursday (Dec. 30, 1999) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of North Lawrence, Ohio, Hostetler earned a bachelor's degree in the sciences at Buffalo State College. He worked in the Buffalo area for 38 years as a carpenter and as a physics teacher at Niagara-Wheatfield High School for two years in the 1960s. He entered semi-retirement in January 1999.

Hostetler fulfilled his military duty through alternative service with the Mennonite Central Committee in Germany from 1958 through 1960, helping to rebuild homes there.

He was an active member of the Brethren in Christ Church in Clarence Center and also sang in the Amherst Festival Chorus.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, the former Pauline Climenhaga; two daughters, Kyle Eid of Brooklyn and Lena of Clarence Center; two sons, Wayne of Bloomfield, N.J., and Daryl of West Seneca; two sisters, Lois McBeth and Evangeline Stern, both of Grantham, Pa.; five brothers, Paul of Grantham, Lloyd of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Eli of Massillon, Ohio, George of Upland, Calif., and Virgil of Hummelstown, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Brethren in Christ Church on Clarence Center Road. Burial will be in Clarence Center Cemetery.

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