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Clarence A. Beutel III, Salient executive killed in plane crash <br> April 18, 1958 -- Feb. 12, 2009

A memorial Mass for Clarence A. Beutel III, a Salient Corp. executive killed in the crash of Continental Flight 3407, will be offered at 10 a.m. today in Christ the King Church, Main Street and Lamarck Drive, Snyder.

Mr. Beutel, 50, of Williamsville, died in the Feb. 12 airplane disaster as he was returning home from a business trip.

Known to friends and family as Larry, he was born in Elmhurst, Ill., and raised in Hinsdale, Ill., near Chicago.

He received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University, where he was president of his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, and a member of the Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi, and the Chemical Engineering Honor Society, Omega Chi Epsilon.

Mr. Beutel earned an MBA from Harvard University.

He and his wife, Kara, moved to Buffalo in 1992 when he joined Outokumpu American Brass as a marketing manager.

At the time of his death, he was vice president of consulting for Salient in Horseheads, near Elmira, a job for which he traveled the world.

Mr. Beutel remained a Chicago Cubs and Bears fan, and also enjoyed watching his sons' soccer and baseball teams. He enjoyed remodeling projects, skiing, reading, listening to jazz and playing the drums.

In addition to his wife of 19 years, the former Kara Watkins, survivors include two sons, C.A. and Ethan; his father, Clarence Jr.; and two sisters, Sally Ruf and Sue Hartigan.


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