Arthur G. Wheeler of Buffalo, a retired Army Corps of Engineers worker, died Sunday in Sisters Hospital after a long illness. He was 71.
Mr. Wheeler was born in Buffalo and lived his whole life in the Buffalo area.
He worked for the Army Corps of Engineers as a deckhand, crane operator and dredging equipment operator.
Mr. Wheeler also served in the Marine Corps.
In his free time, he enjoyed fishing on the Niagara River.
Mr. Wheeler is survived by two sons, Lance and Jason, both of Colorado; a brother, Robert J. of Buffalo; a sister, Carol Gates of Laguna, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be private.