Robert J. "Bud" Franger of West Seneca, a retired investment adviser, died Thursday in Greenfield Health & Rehabilitation Center, Lancaster. He was 83.
Mr. Franger was born in Buffalo and earned a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University.
He was an Army staff sergeant during World War II. Later, while a first lieutenant in the Army Reserve, he was called back into duty for the Korean War.
Mr. Franger was an investment adviser and vice president of Advest, a Buffalo firm, for more than 20 years, retiring in 2001.
He was a member of the West Seneca Lions Club board of directors, and a former treasurer and director of the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Franger also was a member of West Seneca Lodge 1111, Free & Accepted Masons; and Ismailia Shrine Temple.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, the former Lorraine J. Rich of West Seneca; three daughters, Deborah Serio of Cincinnati, Kimberly Bornhoeft of Orchard Park and Wendy Kroboth of Hamburg; two sons, Robert R. of Shrewsbury, Mass., and Christopher R. of West Boylston, Mass.; a brother, Karl of West Seneca; and 10 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Hamburg.