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Daniel L. Lienert , retired purchasing agent

Aug. 16, 1927 – Jan. 9, 2016

Daniel L. Lienert, of Amherst, a retired purchasing agent, died Sunday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. He was 88.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. He served in the Army as a medic in California, then enrolled at St. Bonaventure University, where he was a member of the swimming team and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1951.

He returned to Buffalo to teach for a year at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, then worked as a technician for Morrison Steel Products, Dun & Bradstreet and Bell Aerospace, then as a purchasing agent for Sylvania and AOM, a hardware company. He became purchasing director for the New York Power Authority in 1975 and retired in 1991.

An avid golfer, Mr. Lienert was one of the originators of the St. Joseph’s Golf League at Grover Cleveland Golf Course. He also wrote and published “People Golf,” a handbook devoted to amateur golfers.

For more than 20 years, he was a basketball referee, swimming official and softball and volleyball umpire.

He was a longtime Red Cross blood donor.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, the former Mary Ann McKenna; a daughter, Ann; three sons, Thomas, Mark and John; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph University Catholic Church, 3269 Main St.