Stanley Kleeberg, vice president of Eber Brothers Wine & Liquor Co. for 55 years, died Thursday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a long illness. He was 86.
A native of Rochester and a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, Mr. Kleeberg moved to the Buffalo area in 1952 to work in his family's wholesale wine and liquor business. Eber Brothers was then located on William Street in Buffalo and now operates in Amherst.
Mr. Kleeberg, a resident of East Amherst, was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and was a member of the Rescue Squad.
He was president of both the Upstate Wholesaler Wine and Liquor Association and the national Seagram's Family Association.
He also was a member of the Erie County Draft Board, a founding member of Temple Beth Am, dining room chairman of Westwood Country Club, an honorary member of the Black Achievers Association and a member of a gourmet food club.
Mr. Kleeberg is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sally E.; a son, Daniel; and a daughter, Lisa K. Stein.
Services will be 2 p.m. today in Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.