A private service for Wilson W. Payne, a retired typesetter, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Amigone Funeral Home, 569 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga.
Payne died Tuesday (Oct. 23, 2001) in his Cheektowaga home after a lengthy illness. He was 85.
Born in Silver Creek, he graduated from Silver Creek High School and attended Rochester Institute of Technology for two years. During World War II, he was an Army intelligence decoder in China and India.
Payne was a 25-year member of the International Typographical Union and worked for many years at William J. Keller Inc., a Buffalo print shop, retiring in 1975.
He was a bowler, headed the Maryvale Seniors travel club for 10 years, was a member of the Infant of Prague Seniors Club and was a past president of the China-Burma-India Association.
Payne also was a member of Cleveland Drive Presbyterian Church.
His wife, Dorothy Fiebelkorn Payne, died in 1994.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.