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JAN. 9, 1929 -- NOV. 8, 2004

A memorial service for Edwin T. Loth Jr. of Clarence, a graphic artist for the Courier-Express for many years, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Ascension Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St. at Burroughs Drive, Snyder.

Mr. Loth, who was born in Buffalo, died Nov. 8 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a long illness. He was 75.

He entered the Army in 1946 after graduating from East High School and served in the army of occupation in northern Italy. He was discharged in 1948.

After returning home from the Army, he decided to follow in the footsteps of his father and become an engraver and graphic artist. His father was a graphic artist at the Courier.

He went to work for Niagara Photo Engraving Co., a subsidiary of the newspaper, and worked at the Courier facilities. After the newspaper closed in 1982, he worked for Digicon Imaging in Amherst, retiring in 1988.

Mr. Loth was a member of Buffalo Local 261, Graphics Arts International Union.

In addition to his professional career, Mr. Loth enjoyed painting in watercolors and was involved in photography. He enjoyed taking pictures of friends and relatives at weddings and other occasions and making slides. He also enjoyed playing golf.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, the former Linda MacEwan.


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