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David L. Frank, 66, of Buffalo, died Thursday (Sept. 20, 2001) in Buffalo General Hospital after a short illness. A service is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Monday in Seneca United Methodist Church, 2486 Seneca St.

Frank, a native of West Seneca, began working for Madison Wire at age 14 and remained there for 27 years until the company closed. He later worked as a truck driver for Howard Saber and Overland Express and for Erie County Highway Department, from which he retired in 1996.

Frank was a member of the International Order of Oddfellows Lodge 22 and an associate member of Erie County Lodge 187. He was a past grand master of the Oddfellows.

He played Santa Claus for the lodge and family and friends for 40 years. He was a member of the Teamsters and was active in the Marine Drive Tenants Association. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and horseshoes. He also bowled and played cards and pool.

Frank is survived by his wife, the former Margaret "Maureen" Dugan; a daughter, Shellie Frank-Hall of West Seneca; two brothers, Donald of Kissimmee, Fla., and Roy of Rockville, Md.; four sisters, Lorraine Roth of West Seneca, Ethel Litwinski of Hamburg, Joan Harms of West Seneca and Dianna Riddell of Frederick, Md.; and two grandchildren.

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