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William A. Corse, 88, of Amherst, a retired employee of Carborundum Co. of Niagara Falls, died Feb. 8, 2001, in his Snyder home after a long illness.

Born in Grosse Ile, Mich., Corse was a 1929 graduate of Bennett High School and a cum laude graduate of the University of Buffalo in 1933.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1940 and was a captain in the Artillery Corps.

Corse worked for 38 years at Carborundum in the Coated Abrasives Division, where he was a superintendent for 10 years before his 1984 retirement.

He was a member of the Amherst Senior Center; Amherst Community Church; Post 416, Veterans of Foreign Wars; and the National Rifle Association.

Corse was remembered for his love of hunting, archery, cross-country skiing, bird-watching and walking around Snyder with his dogs.

His wife of 58 years, the former Alice T. Link, died in 1999.

A memorial service will be held at a time and place to be announced.


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