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David J. Truesdale, assistant to the president of Niagara County Community College, died unexpectedly Friday (Sept. 22, 2000) in his home. He was 56.

Employed by the college since 1971, Truesdale also taught business, management and marketing courses and was a member of the Faculty Senate for 10 years. He was instrumental in shaping the business administration curriculum that is still used today.

Truesdale also was a management consultant for the past 20 years for Truesdale Associates, a family business.

The Niagara Falls native held an associate's degree in business administration from the community college, a bachelor's degree in economics from Cornell University and a master's degree in education from Niagara University.

He was a past state president of Phi Beta Lambda, Future Business Leaders of America. He also was a member of the National Education Association and the New York Eastern Regional Business Law Association. He was listed in "Who's Who in American Education Junior Colleges."

Truesdale served in the Army from 1962 to 1964 as a cryptographer and was in the Army Reserve from 1964 to 1968.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary, and five brothers, William H. of Grand Island, Richard N. of Richmond, Va., Raymond of Lewiston, Thomas and Timothy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1413 Pine Ave. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston.


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