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William A. Boulden, former Pendleton official

Jan. 11, 1935 – May 4, 2015

William A. Boulden, who served as Pendleton supervisor, councilman and assessor, died Monday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a long illness. He was 80.

Born in Amherst, Mr. Boulden graduated from Williamsville Central High School in 1952 and served in the Army, where he received several honors, including the Sharpshooter Badge.

Mr. Boulden worked for Harrison Radiator in Lockport from 1956 to 1992. He served as town assessor from 1976 to 1980 and councilman from 1980 to 1992.

After retiring from Harrison, he served as supervisor from 1992 to 1998. Mr. Boulden ran unsuccessfully for Niagara County Legislature in 2005.

A longtime member of Wendelville Fire Company, he also was a member of Pendleton Lions Club and Pendleton Jaycees. He also served as committeeman for the Pendleton Democratic Club and was a civil defense director for Niagara County.

Active in the community, he coached little league, even after his children were not playing.

His wife of 58 years, the former Patricia C. Copella, died in January.

Survivors include three sons, Geoffrey, John and James; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Urban Brothers Funeral Home, 6685 Transit Road, East Amherst.

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