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Harlan R. Culver, retired Buffalo News printer

Feb. 2, 1926 – Jan. 9, 2015

Harlan R. Culver, a retired typesetter/printer for The Buffalo News, died Jan. 9 at the Williamsville Suburban Nursing Home after a long illness. He was 88.

Mr. Culver was born in North Tonawanda and was a lifelong resident of the Town of Tonawanda. He graduated from the Rochester School for the Deaf.

He married the former Jeanne R. Paterson on July 17, 1948, at First Methodist Church in Buffalo.

Mr. Culver was a typesetter/printer for more than 40 years for area newspapers including the Tonawanda News and Courier-Express. He retired from The Buffalo News in 1983.

He was affiliated with the Ephphatha Church of the Deaf, a Episcopalian-sponsored church for the deaf.

Mr. Culver was a past president of Rochester School for Deaf Alumni Association.

He enjoyed building and flying radio-controlled airplanes and loved the Buffalo Bills, Sabres and Detroit Tigers.

In addition to his wife of 66 years, he is survived by his two sons, Robert and Gary; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Drive, Eggertsville.

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