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Herman Christian Flierl Jr., 83, a retired Buffalo tire service company manager, died Monday (Feb. 12, 2001) in his Palm City, Fla., home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born in Eggertsville, he was the grandson of H. Christian Flierl, founder of the first lumber company in Buffalo. The family maintained a summer home in Canada and a winter home in Cuba.

He was a graduate of Amherst High School and served in the Merchant Marine after World War II. He worked for Loomis-Root Tire Co. for 25 years, retiring as general manager in the late 1970s.

He moved from Amherst to the West Palm Beach, Fla., area in 1980. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, the former Ada R. LaVette; a son, Herman C. "Trey" III of West Palm Beach; a daughter, Linda Flierl Hooks of Stuart, Fla; three sisters, Gloria Collins and Ernestine, both of West Palm Beach, and Barbara Crosby of Williamsville; and three granddaughters.

A graveside service was held Wednesday in Pine Crest Cemetery, Lake Worth, Fla.


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