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Robert H. Steinel, 74, of Lancaster, a retired milk truck driver and loader, died Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2001) at Weinberg Campus, Getzville, after a long illness.

Steinel, a Lancaster resident since 1962, worked for Upstate Milk Cooperative in Cheektowaga for about 20 years before he retired in 1988. He earned numerous safe-driving awards.

A native of Buffalo, he was a graduate of Kensington High School.

He served in the Army's First Infantry Division from 1945 to 1957, including duty during the occupation of Japan. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Steinel enjoyed participating in sports and listening to music.

He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Depew.

Surviving are his wife, Muriel Hattenberger Steinel; two daughters, Patricia G. Donhauser of Getzville and and Kathy Jo Karas-zewski of Clarence; a son, Robert E. of Lancaster; a brother, Leroy of Buffalo; and six grandchildren.

Services were held today in Prince of Peace Church, Depew. Burial was in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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