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Evan T. Christopher, retired accountant April 7, 1917 -- March 20, 2006

Services for Evan T. Christopher of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired accountant and decorated veteran of World War II, were held today in Lester Wedekindt Funeral Home, Town of Tonawanda. Burial was in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

The Rochester native died Monday in Sheridan Manor Nursing Home, Town of Tonawanda, after a brief illness. He was 88.

He was a graduate of Kenmore High School and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Buffalo.

Mr. Christopher was a staff sergeant in the Army during World War II and served with the 51st Armored Infantry Medical Detachment in France, Belgium and Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star.

He worked as an accountant for American Brass, office manager for Smith Fence and controller for T-W Truck Express until retiring in 1984.

Mr. Christopher enjoyed swimming and playing badminton and tennis into his 80s. He was a YMCA member for many years.

His wife, Dorothea Herlan Christopher, died Dec. 6.

Survivors include a daughter, Janet A. Skinner of Laurinburg, N.C.; three sons, Thomas J. of Grand Island, Brian E. of Rochester and David N. of the Town of Tonawanda; a sister, Alice Drewery of Sarasota, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

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