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Albert H. Meyer II, 90, business owner, veteran Jan. 9, 1922 -- June 18, 2012

Albert H. "Bud" Meyer II of Williamsville, a World War II Navy veteran and longtime business owner, died Monday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. He was 90.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Meyer attended Williamsville schools. He was drafted to serve in World War II while at Colgate University and graduated from Midshipmen's School at Columbia University.

Mr. Meyer served in the Navy and landed at Utah Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. After six weeks in Normandy, he was deployed to the Pacific Theater before returning to Western New York in 1946.

Back home, Mr. Meyer took over the family business. He became president and CEO of Meyer and Meyer, a residential construction and real estate company in Lancaster, a position he held until his death.

Mr. Meyer was an unpretentious, soft-spoken man with a warm smile.

He enjoyed classical music. He read extensively on American history, particularly the Civil War. He also adopted a series of terriers, which accompanied him to work while he was well into his 80s.

Mr. Meyer was a longtime donor to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the SPCA and was actively involved with the formation of the Property Rights Foundation of America. He had been the longest-living member of the Buffalo Club, where he was a member for 66 years.

Mr. Meyer kept fit by playing squash and later tennis. Even in his later years, he worked out regularly with a personal trainer.

Mr. Meyer is survived by a daughter, Cheryl V., and a son, Harry G.

A wake will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Services will be private.