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Dr. Anthony V. Postoloff, 89, of Clarence, former chief of pathology at Millard Fillmore Hospital, died last Tuesday (May 13, 2003) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness.

Born in Macedonia, he came to the United States at age 9. A graduate of Lackawanna High School, he earned his medical degree at the University of Buffalo Medical School and completed additional medical studies in Toronto and Charleston, S.C., returning to Buffalo in 1946.

He worked for a time at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Lackawanna, where he met his wife, the former Frances Winfield, a nurse. They were married for 54 years until her death in 1994.

Postoloff spent many years at Millard Fillmore, serving as chief of pathology until his retirement in 1970. He founded and was director of Biodiagnostic Laboratories and taught at the UB Medical School most of his career.

He also was an associate professor of clinical pathology emeritus and was a fellow in the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Pavelich of Denver; two sons, David of Angola, Ind., and Jon, of Columbia, S.C.; a sister, Helen Vucic of Tavares, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Private services were held for immediate family. A memorial celebration of his life will be scheduled.

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