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JOSEPH BRENNER, HISTORICAL SOCIETY WORKER
OCT. 26, 1910 -- OCT. 29, 2004

Joseph E. Brenner, who worked for the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society for 20 years, died Friday at Weinberg Campus, Getzville, where he had lived since 1991. He was 94.

Mr. Brenner lectured on history, narrated historical films and conducted guided tours for all ages.

In private life, he collected coins and stamps, as well as envelopes with Buffalo postmarks from towns with that name all over the country.

After leaving the Historical Society, he owned and operated a liquor store at Broadway and Pine Street for 15 years and was active in the Gin Rummy Club.

Born in the Tonawandas, Mr. Brenner graduated from School 32 and Hutchinson-Central High School. During World War II, he worked at Bell Aircraft.

His wife of 43 years, Evelyn F. Horowitz Brenner, died in 1979.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry of Amherst and Harvey of Naples, Fla.; a daughter, Lois Block of Laguna Hills, Calif.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Burial was in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

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