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KREISS, Kieran

KREISS - Kieran June 27, 2010, beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (Mathers) Kreiss; dear friend of Marcia Klein and Michael Riester; son of the late Jesse C.G. Kreiss and Ella Schlagter. Kieran was born in Buffalo on December 31, 1931 and graduated from North Park School # 66, Bennett High School and the University of Buffalo. He was an honorary member of the Ohio State Marching Band and was an enthusiastic promoter of the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. Kieran loved his German ancestry and was equally as proud of his military service in the U.S. Army at Paris, France. When his mother fell ill, he returned to Buffalo in 1955 to manage the family owned business, Kreiss Sign Co. A colorful personality, he had many interests which included sports, history and music. In retirement, he and his wife Mary brought joy to area nursing home residents with their Kreisshaus Sounder Productions. Friends may call 5-8 PM Thursday at the VANDERCHER & DICK FUNERAL HOME, 2549 Main St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 9 AM in St. Louis R.C. Church, Main at Edward Sts. A private interment will be in the family plot in Dubois, PA.

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