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Paul F. Fritton, Cannon Design executive March 26, 1936 -- Dec. 19, 2006

A Mass of Christian Burial for Paul F. Fritton will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, South Elmwood Avenue and Court Street.

Mr. Fritton died Tuesday in Buffalo General Hospital. He was 70.

Born in Lockport, he was a graduate of DeSales High School, Canisius College and the University at Buffalo.

He was a veteran of the Army Security Agency, the service's electronic intelligence branch.

Mr. Fritton was director of personnel and a vice president at Cannon Design for more than 12 years, retiring in 1995.

Active in the Catholic Church, he most recently was a parishioner at St. Anthony of Padua, where he was a member of the choir. At SS. Peter & Paul Church in Williamsville, he served as an usher and lector, and was a member of the choir, parish council and Holy Name Society, serving as president of the latter.

While a parishioner at SS. Peter & Paul, he was a recipient of the St. Joseph the Worker Award.

Mr. Fritton was a fourth-degree member of the Buffalo Assembly of the Knights of Columbus and had received an award for outstanding dedication and service. He also was a volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

He was a member of Phi Kappa Theta and several professional organizations.

Survivors include his wife, the former Josephine Molenda.

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