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Donald W. Kingston, Korean War vet, retired circulation manager

Sept. 17, 1930 – Feb. 19, 2016

Donald W. Kingston, of Kenmore, a retired newspaper circulation manager, died unexpectedly Friday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. He was 85.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Hutchinson Central High School and served in the Army in the Korean War. Mr. Kingston joined the Buffalo Courier-Express in 1952 as a truck driver and advanced to become a district circulation manager.

He became a district manager at The Buffalo News after the Courier closed in 1982. He retired in 1988.

He was a member of the Milton J. Brounshidle Post 205, American Legion, and played regularly in a card club with other former Courier-Express employees.

In his youth, he was an altar boy at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

He and his wife, the former Patricia Mack, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in October.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Gregory and Dale; two daughters, Laura Krzeminski and Christine; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A prayer service was held Tuesday.