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Alvin G. Human, retired Sierra Research executive

Feb. 26, 1925 – April 24, 2013

Alvin G. Human, retired executive vice president of Sierra Research Corp., died Wednesday at his Getzville home. He was 88.

Born in Cambria, Mr. Human graduated from North Tonawanda High School and studied mechanical engineering at the University of Buffalo.

His first job was at Wurlitzer Co. as a draftsman, where he did the cabinet design for the last Wurlitzer jukebox.

Mr. Human went on to work at American Machine & Foundry, where he was a test engineer on the first automatic bowling pin-setting machine and later Bell Aircraft.

He then worked at Sierra Research, retiring in 1984.

Mr. Human passed on his love of the water and fishing to his children and grandchildren through hundreds of hours spent together on Chautauqua Lake.

He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in North Tonawanda and the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and the Inner Harbor Yacht Club.

His wife of 45 years, Loraine M., a landscape artist, died in 1996.

Survivors include a son, Jeffrey A.; a daughter, Joyce Webber; and a sister, Bernice.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1135 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.

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