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LeRoy A. Brierley, 76, a retired electrician, died Sunday (Jan. 30, 2000) in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.

Brierley was born in Niagara Falls and graduated from Trott Vocational High School with an electrician's certificate.

He was an Army veteran of World War III, serving as a sergeant in the 4th Armored Infantry Division.

Brierley was employed as an electrician for Local 237, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, retiring in 1986. He had been a member of the union's Electricians Retirees Club and received 50- and 55-year pins.

He was a member of St. Mary of the Cataract Catholic Church.

Brierley enjoyed golfing.

Survivors include his wife, the former Rhoda Sim; a daughter, Patricia Russ of Sterling, Va.; a brother, John E. of Hagerstown, Md.; a sister, Jean Evert; three grandsons; and a great-grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary of the Cataract Church, 259 Fourth St., after prayers at 8:45 in Lane Funeral Home, 8622 Buffalo Ave. Burial will be in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston.


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