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Matthew J. Jasen Dec. 13, 1915 -- Feb. 4, 2006

A Mass of Christian Burial for Judge Matthew J. Jasen, a retired State Court of Appeals judge, will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday in Christ the King Chapel on the campus of Canisius College. Burial will be in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Hamburg.

Judge Jasen died Saturday in his Orchard Park home after a long illness. He was 90.

He was the last Western New Yorker to sit on the state's highest court and was considered one of Buffalo's most prominent legal professionals for more than 50 years.

He served as a judge from 1957, when he was appointed to the State Supreme Court, until his retirement in 1985. Judge Jasen sat on the Court of Appeals for 18 years.


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