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FEB. 2, 1919 -- APRIL 27, 2005

Former Amherst High School teacher Robert W.F. Halm, a lifelong resident of the Buffalo area, died Wednesday in Hospice at Buffalo General Hospital. He was 86.

A 1937 graduate of Amherst High School, he returned there after receiving his bachelor's degree in education from the University of Michigan to teach for nearly 40 years. Mr. Halm also earned a master's degree from the University of Buffalo.

He began teaching history but spent most of his career in business education. A member of the Amherst Teachers Association, he also was very involved in the Amherst Teachers Credit Union and was the adviser for Amherst High School's Distributive Education Club of America.

Mr. Halm retired from teaching in 1981 but continued to work in his second career as the proprietor of the Henry H. Halm Jr. Insurance Agency for several more years.

In his leisure, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, Jean, and visited Europe, Russia and Alaska. He enjoyed playing bridge, fishing and painting.

Surviving along with his wife of 55 years are a daughter, Suzanne of Cleveland; a son, David of Snyder; and three grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Harry A. Wedekindt Funeral Home, 280 Grover Cleveland Highway, Amherst. Burial in Forest Lawn.


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