Dec. 17, 1934 – Jan. 19, 2016
Donald Thompson Black of Amherst, a retired Rich Products executive, died Tuesday in Beechwood Nursing Home, Getzville. He was 81.
Born in Jersey City, N.J., he came to the Buffalo area with his family as a child and was a graduate of Neumann High School.
He attended the University of Buffalo and served in the Army stateside. Mr. Black first worked in the credit department at Remington Rand, then went to Rich Products in 1968. He was director of corporate credit there for many years and was named vice president for corporate credit in 1998. He retired in 1999.
Mr. Black was a member of Dun & Bradstreet’s International Advisory Board, a director and director at-large for the National Association of Credit Management, and a member and officer of several national credit management groups, including the Toronto Group. He was a member of the Amherst Senior Center. An avid tennis player, he was a member of the Senior Citizens Tennis group at Miller Tennis Center in Amherst.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, the former Mary V. Nolan; and a son, Gary.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.