Walter "Gene" Server, who worked for Kimberly-Clark Corp. for 30 years, died July 11 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a sudden illness. He was 80.
Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., he grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from high school there.
He served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific, seeing action on Guadalcanal. He also was an extra in the film "Guadalcanal Diary."
Mr. Server was an office worker for the federal government in Washington and moved to Niagara Falls in 1947, working for Kimberly-Clark as a machinist.
He enjoyed playing softball, golfing and bowling. He was a sports fan and enjoyed collecting baseball cards and following the New York Yankees.
He was a member of St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church and John J. Welch Post 54, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
His wife, Betty McSweeney Server, died in 2000.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol A. Martin of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Gary of Clarence; a sister, Nancy Redmond of Niagara Falls; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service was held July 14. Burial in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston, was private.