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DEC. 22, 1913 -- APRIL 16, 2005

A Mass of Christian Burial for William E. Pfeil, a retired builder and real estate broker from Lancaster, will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2021 Sandridge Road, Alden. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Pfeil died Saturday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda, after a brief illness. He was 91.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute and the University of Notre Dame.

He was a self-employed builder from the 1940s until the mid-1970s. He also got his real estate license in the early 1950s and operated Metro Triton Real Estate, a family business on Genesee Street and Transit Road in Lancaster.

Mr. Pfeil was a member of the Kiwanis Club, St. John's Holy Name Society, the Alden Volunteer Fire Company, Greater Buffalo Board of Realtors, the Knights of Columbus and Lancaster and Brierwood country clubs.

In 1997, he was named Man of the Year by the New York Manufactured Housing Association. In 2003, he was inducted into the Metro Real Estate Hall of Fame.

His wife of 63 years, Lucille Schneider Pfeil, died in January.

Mr. Pfeil is survived by three daughters, Linda M. Woleslagle of Shillington, Pa., Kathy M. Hartman of Batavia, and Lori M. Ross of Upper Saddle River, N.J.; two sons, W. Robin of Lancaster and Christopher J. of East Aurora; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.