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Frank Geyer, World War II veteran and longtime volunteer firefighter

April 4, 1920 – June 1, 2015

Frank Geyer, a World War II veteran and member of the Crittenden Volunteer Fire Department for more than 65 years, died in his sleep June 1, 2015, in a Shakopee, Minn., health center. He was 95.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Geyer was a graduate of Seneca Vocational High School and earned an associate’s degree in science from Erie Community College’s City Campus. He also served with the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Mr. Geyer was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, serving as a crew chief on B-17, B-24 and B-29 bombers.

He worked several years for Niagara Machine and Tool, retiring in 1985.

Mr. Geyer was a life member of the Crittenden Volunteer Fire Dept., with more than 65 years of active service.

He was a member of Alden Post 1317, American Legion; Crittenden Presbyterian Church; and had served as scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 267 of Millgrove. Mr. Geyer moved to Minnesota in 2011.

His wife of 54 years, the former Margaret L. Gerhardt, died in 2001.

Survivors include three sons, William, Bruce and Neil; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the hall of Crittenden Volunteer Fire Department, 13415 Genesee St.