Private services were held Monday for Jack Nudelman, 77, of Williamsville, retired president of Whitney Printing Co.
He died Saturday (Sept. 16, 2000) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a long illness.
Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of East High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the University of Buffalo and was certified as a science teacher. He also took graduate studies at Canisius College.
He worked in the chemistry laboratory at Linde Division of Union Carbide Corp. on projects related to the atomic bomb before joining the Navy during World War II. After training as a radio technician, he served aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.
Returning from service, he helped his parents at their fruit and vegetable store on Genesee Street, then began a career as a printer. He became a partner in Whitney Printing in Buffalo, then took over the business. He retired nine years ago.
He was a 32nd-degree Mason and worked as a volunteer at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Museum.
An avid reader, he had a passion for history and collected books from his travels. He also was a stamp collector.
Surviving are his wife, the former Eunice Kerstein; two stepsons, Dr. Lee Epstein of Louisville, Ky., and Mark Epstein of North Brunswick, N.J.; a brother, Albert of Amherst; and three stepgrandchildren.