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Paul R. Haist, commercial artist, veteran <br> May 10, 1922 -- Feb. 28, 2006

Paul R. Haist, an artist who painted right up until his death, died Feb. 28 in his Kenmore home after a brief illness. He was 83.

Mr. Haist, who was born in Kenmore, attended the Art Institute of Buffalo and was a graduate of the Cleveland Art Institute.

He served in the Army overseas during World War II before returning to Kenmore, where he worked as a commercial artist for BBD&O Advertising and Harold Warner Advertising.

A third-generation artist, Mr. Haist was known for his legacy of artwork, most notably the level of detail in his watercolor portraits. He was a member of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society and had numerous art shows.

Survivors include a sister, Barbara Jetter of California.

A remembrance service and art show will be scheduled in early May at his home in Kenmore.

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