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Alfred Stange, 87, Navy veteran of World War II, Korean War Sept. 28, 1922 -- June 8, 2010

Alfred Stange, a Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean War who went on to become a construction company executive, died June 8 in hospice at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 87.

After the Korean War, Mr. Stange returned to work at Pearce&Pearce, where he supervised the building of more than 1,000 homes during his career. He retired from the company as vice president of residential construction.

An Amherst resident, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and guided a number of big-game expeditions in northern Canada. A woodcarver and a master craftsman, he was known for his Tiffany-style lamps.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, the former Angela Iatonna; two daughters, Louise Moskowitz and Anita Rosa; and a son, Bud.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. July 23 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville.

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