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A memorial service for Richard O. Haeberle of Buffalo, whose myriad careers included police officer, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville. Private burial, with military honors, in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton, will precede the service.

Haeberle died May 15, 2003, after being hit by a train in Buffalo. He was 70.

A lifelong Buffalo resident, he was a 1951 graduate of Fosdick-Masten Park High School.

After serving with the Army during the Korean War, Haeberle was a Buffalo police officer for about five years, then worked at Forebush Lumber Co., retiring in the 1990s.

After retirement, he worked for several lawyers, handling investigations and serving legal papers.

Haeberle enjoyed sports and had played basketball in the Empire State Senior Games. He was scheduled to participate in track and field competitions -- in running -- in the upcoming Games.

Survivors include a son, Douglas of Palm Harbor, Fla.; three sisters, Carla Bickers of Highland Ranch, Colo., Edith Felgemacher of Amherst and Margaret Pomper of Portsmouth, N.H.; and two grandchildren.

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