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Robert J. Amos Dec. 17, 1945 -- Feb. 4, 2006

Robert J. Amos of Lackawanna, a Calspan employee and Vietnam veteran, died Saturday in Erie County Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 60.

Born in Lackawanna, he graduated from Lackawanna Senior High School.

He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and was a member of Bennett-Wells Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

For 20 years, he was a general utility worker at Calspan.

Mr. Amos was a member and trustee chairman of J.W. Loguen Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Cynthia Diane Reed; four daughters, Roberta Shelton of Atlanta, Kim Smith of Rochester and Okausa Campbell and
Lenore Peterson, both of Buffalo; a son, Aaron of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Barbara Jean Smith of Buffalo; two brothers, Ronald of Buffalo and Lavon of the Town of Tonawanda; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry St., after a wake at 10. Burial will be in St. Matthew's Cemetery, West Seneca.


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