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John J. Koston Sr., 66, of Williamsville, a retired sales manager, died unexpectedly Sunday (Sept. 17, 2000) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst.

Born in Buffalo, he graduated from Seneca Vocational High School in 1951, enlisted in the Army and served in the Korean War, attaining the rank of corporal. After the war, he attended the University of Buffalo and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute.

In the early 1960s, he became co-owner and vice president of Safety Lites in Cheektowaga. In the mid-1970s, he took a position as general sales manager for New York State for Johnny-on-the-Spot. He retired in 1992.

He was a member of Teamsters Local 375, the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Depew, and AARP. He was president of the old Buffalo Courier-Express Bowling League.

Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Kaeick; a son, John J. Jr. of Williamsville; a daughter, Dawn of Corinth, Texas; a stepson, Thomas Sobczak; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 100 St. Gregory Court, Amherst. Prayers will be said at 8:45 in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.


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