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RICHARD N. SPRINGER SR. <br> JULY 22, 1934 -- OCT. 18, 2004

Richard N. Springer Sr., formerly of Cheektowaga, died Monday in the JFK Medical Center's hospice and palliative care unit in Atlantis, Fla., after a seven-year illness. He was 70.

The Buffalo native moved to Lake Worth, Fla., in 1984 after the closing of Buffalo's Worthington Corp., where he worked as a manager of manufacturing.

Mr. Springer served a decade as a volunteer in the Forks Fire Department and received awards for his achievements. He served in the Army for two years and rose to the rank of corporal.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Joanne M. Kwiatkowski of Lake Worth; a daughter, Linda Mullen of Lake Worth; two sons, Timothy of Lake Worth and Richard Jr. of Hartland, Wis.; his mother, Frances of Sloan; two brothers, Paul of Cheektowaga and James of Depew; two sisters, Josephine Kociemski of Lancaster and Dolores Borgosz of Cheektowaga; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Friday in St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Lake Worth.


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