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Mildred C. "Millie" Meyer of Canterbury Woods, Amherst, a retired business executive and dedicated volunteer, died Sunday under the care of Hospice Buffalo. She was 88.

Born Mildred Rubenstein in Conneaut, Ohio, she graduated from Conneaut High School and a business school in Ohio.

During World War II, Mrs. Meyer lived in Cleveland and worked for Warner Bros. Theaters as executive assistant to the architect who designed the company's theaters.

Starting in the 1950s, she and her husband, Charles, owned and operated what became U.S. Scrap Iron and Metals, of which she was vice president. They closed the firm in 1990.

Mrs. Meyer was a member of the board of the Conneaut Chamber of Commerce, a PTA president, member of Rose Chapter No. 22, Order of the Eastern Star, in Conneaut and long-time member of Temple Anshe Hesed in Erie, Pa.

She was a Red Cross nurse's volunteer at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland during World War II and a member of the Brown Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in Conneaut, where she began a program to make and distribute hand puppets to pediatric patients.

She was an avid bridge player, a pianist and a member of many committees at Canterbury Woods. She had lived in the Buffalo area since 1992 and at Canterbury Woods for the past five years.

Her husband died in 1991.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Meyer Herman of Williamsville and Susan J. Shenk of Potomac, Md.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Services were in Erie. Burial was in Laurel Hills Cemetery, Erie.


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