Charles E. David, 82, of Buffalo, a former Teamsters leader, died Thursday in Veteran Affairs Medical Center following a long illness.
Born in Lackawanna, Mr. David was a graduate of Hutchinson-Central High School. An Army veteran, he served during World War II as a private first class in a medical detachment.
He worked for more than 20 years as a truck driver for Boss-Linco Lines, retiring in 1970. Mr. David was very involved in labor union activity, and was a past president of Teamsters Local 375.
He was a past commander of Amherst Township Post 416, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. David, who owned a Lebanese Bakery as a young man, enjoyed Lebanese cooking.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, the former Eva Jones; a daughter, Jacquelyn Tuzzolino of Williamsville; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today in St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 81 Burke Drive, Buffalo. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.