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Edwin D. Frazer, licensed professional engineer ; Nov. 10, 1923 -- May 31, 2010

Edwin D. Frazer of Amherst, a retired engineer, died May 31 in Millard Fillmore Hospital. He was 86.

Born in Seattle, he studied engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle and then entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, earning his bachelor's degree in 1946. He earned his master's of business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1952.

Mr. Frazer was licensed as a professional engineer in New York and Missouri.

He worked for four years as an engineer at the Boeing Airplane Co. in Seattle and 13 years with Crown-Zellerbach Corp., a large paper manufacturing firm in San Francisco, where he held supervisory positions in production operations and engineering.

Mr. Frazer later worked for 18 years with Georgia-Pacific Corp., an Atlanta-based company, where he analyzed paper mill operations and planned major mill expansions as a member of the company's central engineering group.

He married Zelma D. Taylor in 1951. She died in 1977. In 1982, Mr. Frazer married Judith Anne Freas, and the couple moved to the Buffalo area. The Frazers traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada. An expert rifleman, he was a member of the Tonawandas Sportsmen's Club.

He is survived by his wife.

A memorial service was held June 8 in Calvary Episcopal Church, Williamsville.


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