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Daniel F. Torrell, owned printing companies; Jan. 29, 1928 -- Aug. 18, 2011

Daniel F. Torrell, of Snyder, a retired businessman, died Thursday in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga. He was 83.

Born in Buffalo, he graduated from St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute and the University of Buffalo. He served in the Navy and then in the Marine Corps from 1947 to 1951.

Mr. Torrell became a sales representative for the Addressograph-Multigraph Corp., selling printing equipment. In 1972, he bought David F. Williamson Co., a publisher of legal forms and one of the oldest continuous businesses in Buffalo. Later he bought another printing-related company, Peter Paul Engraving.

He sold Williamson to his daughter Mary Ann Marzello and her husband in 1985 and sold Peter Paul to his son Thomas a few years later.

He was a past president and 50-year member of the Rotary Club of Buffalo and was active in the mentoring program. He received the Rotary's Paul Harris Fellow award.

At Christ the King Catholic Church, he was a eucharistic minister, an altar server at funerals and a member of the church's Men's Golf League.

In addition to his daughter and son, survivors include his wife of 59 years, the former Nancy Hantz; two other sons, Gary and Michael; five other daughters, Kathleen Smith, Teresa Barcelona, Elizabeth Jones and Susan Kostrinsky; and a sister, Susan Hemedinger.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Christ the King Church, 30 Lamarck Drive at Main Street, Snyder.

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