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Services for Abraham Dickson, 68, a retired assembly line worker at the General Motors Chevrolet plant in the Town of Tonawanda and former owner of a lounge and other businesses, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Refuge Temple Baptist Church, 943 Jefferson Ave.

Dickson, who was born in Orvell, Ala., died Monday (Feb. 5, 2001) in Erie County Medical Center after an illness of six months.

In 1943, Dickson moved to Buffalo, where he attended Buffalo State College. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War.

He worked from 1955 until his retirement in 1988 at the GM plant, where he was a member of the United Auto Workers and a loan officer of Federal Credit Union 1173.

He formerly owned Dickson's Lounge on Genesee Street and Abe and Ed's Liquor Store at 1026 E. Ferry St. He also owned Garry's Hall on Genesee Street, a building used for receptions and other activities.

He enjoyed attending basketball games. In his youth, he participated in baseball, basketball, boxing and football.

Survivors include his wife, the former Cynthia Robinson; two daughters, Iberia of Buffalo and Tina of Texas; a son, Tony of Kansas; a stepson, Starling Bryant of Buffalo; a brother, Claud of Buffalo; and several grandchildren.


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