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Willard E. Tillman Jr., Amherst police lieutenant

April 10, 1924 - Sept. 20, 2013

Willard E. Tillman Jr., a former lieutenant in the Amherst Police Department, died Friday in Buffalo General Medical Center. He was 89.

Mr. Tillman was born in Buffalo and served during World War II in the 3rd Army under Gen. George Patton.

The longtime Amherst resident was a lieutenant in the Amherst Police Department, retiring in 1991 after 44 years on the force. He was a member of Post 416, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Williamsville.

He was the widower of Shirley Metzger Tillman.

Survivors include three daughters, Carol Kreutinger, Patricia L. Tillman and Susan M. Maurer; and two sons, Robert E. and Willard E. III.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

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