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David Langendorfer, insurance company president; May 21, 1934 -- March 24, 2011

David A. Langendorfer, of East Aurora, the former president of United Frontier Mutual Insurance Co. of Lockport, died Thursday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a lengthy illness. He was 76.

Mr. Langendorfer was born in Elma and was 1952 graduate of East Aurora High School.

He joined National Grange Insurance Co. in 1961 as an insurance adjuster, working there until 1980. He worked at Niagara Orleans Mutual in Lockport as a claims manager and became executive secretary of the company. He was successful in growing Niagara Orleans Mutual, merging three companies into United Frontier Mutual, which he served as president. He also was chairman of the State Insurance Association.

Mr. Langendorfer also coached Little League and was a counselor at the Boy Scout and East Aurora Boys Club day camp. He was a member of Beta Chi fraternity and East Aurora Moose Lodge, was a past member of the Elma Kiwanis Club and was a safe-driving instructor with AARP. He was an avid golfer, bowler and gardener, and volunteered with Meals on Wheels and as a carpenter with First Baptist Church of East Aurora.

He lettered in track, baseball and football in high school and was scouted by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also was one of the original Buffalo Bills season ticket holders.

He was the widower of Micheline Langendorfer.

Survivors include a daughter, Denise Terranova; two sons, David M. and Daniel; and a sister, Ann Lynn Deiner.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church of East Aurora, 591 Porterville Road.

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