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Burton J. McFee, buildings superintendent Oct. 27, 1921 -- March 27, 2006

Burton J. McFee, a retired superintendent of buildings and grounds for the Sweet Home School District, died Monday in his Town of Tonawanda home. He was 84.

Born in North Chili, he was a graduate of Churchville Chili High School.

He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and served in Europe, where he received three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.

The family moved to the Town of Tonawanda in 1960, when Mr. McFee went to work for Sweet Home School District as superintendent of buildings and grounds. He held that post until retiring in 1983.

He was a member of the State Association of Superintendents of Buildings and Grounds and served as its president in 1977.

Mr. McFee loved music and played the organ and piano. Other interests included painting, gardening, fishing and golf.

He was active in Kenmore United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Craftsman's Club and the Keystone Class.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, the former Norma Lane; a daughter, Marjorie Prime of Springville; two sons, Gerald L. of Annapolis and James B. of Hemlock; a brother, William of North Chili; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore. .

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