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Samuel M. Pitterman, 94, of Williamsville, a retired salesman, died Wednesday (Jan. 26, 2000) in Oakwood Health Care Center, Amherst, where he had been a resident for the past year.

Born in Russia, he came to Buffalo with his parents in 1912. He was a graduate of Hutchinson-Central High School.

He worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. for 15 years, then was a salesman for People's Clothing Co. for 35 years. After retiring, he worked as an election inspector for 15 years.

He was a 50-year member of Mount Carmel Lodge, F&AM, serving as financial secretary and holding various other offices.

He was president and a director of Roumbespod Credit Union for 50 years, president of Himmel Family Chapel of Jewish Federation Housing for 20 years and president of the Council of Jewish Federation Housing.

He was named an Erie County Senior Citizen Man of the Year in 1988.

He and Mary Serotte were married in 1929. She died in 1993.

Surviving are three sons, Leonard of Coconut Creek, Fla., and Milton and Irwin, both of Williamsville; three daughters, Elaine Goldstein of Williamsville, Barbara Zeplowitz of East Amherst and Charlotte Palak of the Town of Tonawanda; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were held today Friday in Amherst Memorial Chapel, Getzville. Burial was in Mount Carmel Lodge Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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