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Henry S. Wick, decorated Army veteran and longtime practicing attorney

Jan. 4, 1924 – July 15, 2015

Henry S. Wick, a longtime practicing attorney and decorated Army veteran, died Wednesday in Buffalo VA Medical Center. He was 91.

Mr. Wick was born in Buffalo and served in the U.S. Army as a platoon sergeant from 1943 to 1946 in the 26th Infantry Division.

His division entered active combat duty in October 1944 in northern France and the Rhineland, before being transferred to Luxembourg. Mr. Wick was injured during the operation and evacuated. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star and the European Medal with three battle stars.

Once he was discharged as a platoon sergeant in September 1946 after 18 months of hospitalization, he attended the University of Buffalo and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1949, and a JD in 1951.

He married the former Elaine K. Kupp, and the two worked and owned Wick & Wick Attorneys, in addition to an insurance agency. He also worked as town justice in Depew from 1981 to 1997. Mrs. Wick died Dec. 6, 2009. Mr. Wick practiced law up until he was 90 in 2014.

Mr. Wick was actively involved with Villa Maria College starting in the 1970s. He received the college’s Founder’s Medal in 2012 and the President’s Award this year.

In his spare time, he was an avid gardener who made chili sauces and jams. His son Edmund Wick said he enjoyed watching PBS mysteries and dramas, including “Downton Abbey.”

Survivors, besides his son, Edmund, include another son, Paul H.; a daughter, Vivian A.; a sister, Alice Lutomski; and three grandchildren.

A private service will be held.

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