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Peter J. O’Connor, owned dry-cleaning business

Nov. 21, 1945 – Oct. 23, 2014

Peter J. O’Connor, the longtime owner of a local dry-cleaning business, died Thursday in his Amherst home after a long battle with cancer. He was 68.

He was a graduate of Bennett High School.

Mr. O’Connor owned and operated O’Connor’s Cleaners on Bailey Avenue for 50 years, a business he started working in as a teenager and took over from his father.

He was active in the Boy Scouts for many years. He joined the Air National Guard and served in South Korea in 1968.

Mr. O’Connor also was a member of the Kensington Business Association, Kensington Lions Club, the White Cane Drive and Street Synergy.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra, his high school sweetheart whom he married in 1968, and a son, Peter Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Town of Tonawanda.

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