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Wesley A. Kuhn, 80, longtime comptroller for the former Sattler's department store in Buffalo, died Feb. 17, 2001, in Boulder (Colo.) Community Hospital. He had been a resident of Longmont, Colo., since 1999.

A graduate of Buffalo schools and the University of Buffalo, Kuhn served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He also worked for Curtiss-Wright Corp. and won a prize for creating a company theme song.

After the war, he served for 23 years as comptroller for Sattler's and also supervised the Sattler's Credit Union and the Broadway-Fillmore parking ramp. He later worked for 10 years in the Erie County comptroller's office.

He served as chairman, president and treasurer of the Niagara Retail Comptrollers Association and was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma honorary business fraternity.

Kuhn was active in University Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder, benevolent treasurer and a member of the choir.

In Longmont, he was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Muriel McNeil Kuhn; three daughters, Nancy Smilinich of Longmont, Cheryl New of Bellevue, Neb., and Susan Howden of Mandeville, La.; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Westview Presbyterian Church, Longmont.


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