Carl Kieffer, who worked many years for Schuler's Potato Chips, died Sunday (June 24, 2001) in Waterfront Health Care Center. He was 91.
Born in Buffalo to German immigrants, Kieffer graduated from East High School and attended Burgard Vocational High School. He had the distinction of playing on the first football teams at both schools. He also was the first captain of the Burgard team.
After retiring as a salesman for Schuler's in June 1972, he became a crossing guard for the Town of Tonawanda in September of 1972. He was honored by St. Andrew's Country Day School at a special assembly in 1985 for his service to the children.
Kieffer was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and was among the first to purchase season tickets in 1960.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Margaret Whitehead; three sons, Paul of Diamond Bar, Calif., Richard of Rochester and Donald of Fort White, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life is planned for later in the summer.