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Walter H. Schott, engineer, fire company chief

Jan. 18, 1930 – March 23, 2014

Walter H. Schott of Williamsville, a former chief of the Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Company and a retired engineer for Continental Baking Co. of Buffalo, died Sunday after a short illness while visiting his daughter, Judith Edwards, in Beaver Dame, Va. He was 84.

A native of Buffalo, Mr. Schott was a graduate of Burgard Vocational High School and served as an Army medic during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Harris Hill Fire Company for 57 years, serving in a number of different posts, including chief.

Survivors, besides his daughter, include his wife of 63 years, the former Alta Wharff; a son, Walter J. ; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Schott for many years was an usher at Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 8550 Main St., Clarence.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered there at 10 a.m. Saturday. He will be buried with military honors.

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