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Albert Metzger, ran West Seneca restaurant Oct. 10, 1913 -- Sept. 20, 2005

Albert L. Metzger, who ran a West Seneca restaurant in the 1950s, died Tuesday in Maplewood Nursing Home, Cheektowaga. He was 91.

Born in Ebenezer, Mr. Metzger lived in North Palm Beach, Fla., during the winter.

He attended Fourteen Holy Helpers School and graduated from Ebenezer High School.

From 1952 to 1954, he ran Village Oak Restaurant. Before that, Mr. Metzger worked as a mechanic in a family-owned business.

He was a lifelong member of the Vigilant Fire Company and the Loyal Order of Moose.

Mr. Metzger enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie, spending time with his family and going to auctions and flea markets. In addition, he loved scenic country rides and home-cooked meals.

Surviving are his wife of 74 years, the former Elizabeth
Wantuch; three daughters, Rita Bauer of West Seneca, Dolores Williams of Depew and Joann McPhee of Elma; a son, Edward of West Seneca; two sisters, Doris Horton of Orchard Park and Betty Jacobs of Hamburg; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered today in St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, West Seneca. Burial was in Nativity Cemetery, Orchard Park.


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