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LAETTNER - John G. Age 96, May 25, 2012, in Memphis, TN, formerly of West Seneca, NY, loving husband of the late Helen M. (nee Kempa); dear father of J. Gerald (Barbara) Laettner, Elaine (Donald) Lockwood and Donna (Ron) Igielinski; brother of Agnes Nixon; also survived by seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whom will miss his storytelling and smile. In the late 30's and early 40's, John proudly sailed as a fireman aboard cargo ships which traveled the Great Lakes. He was a foreman in a defense plant that developed bullet-proof gas tanks for WWII fighter planes. He worked for Hewitt Robbins as a pipefitter for 33 years and after its closure, finished his working years with the County of Erie. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, ice-fishing, horseracing and, of course, the Bills and Sabres. Funeral Services Friday at 8:30 AM from the SIECK & MAST FUNERAL HOME, 250 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, 825-5205 and in Queen of Heaven Church at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Family will be present Thursday 4:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory Basilica. Entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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