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Richard Klinczar, retired graphic artist for The Buffalo News, advertising agencies

May 26, 1931 – March 13, 2016

Richard Klinczar of Bradford, Pa., a retired graphic artist for The Buffalo News, died March 13 in Bradford Manor assisted-living facility. He was 84.

Born in Lackawanna, he was a graduate of Lackawanna High School and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He served in the Army in the Korean War.

Before joining The News in 1972, he worked for Buffalo advertising agencies Weil, Levy & King and Russell Baker Advertising, where he was art director.

He retired in 1993.

A former resident of Boston and Hamburg, he was a former president of the Boston Lions Club and a member of the National Ski Patrol in Ellicottville for more than 25 years.

He also coached Little League football.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, the former Arlene Yonker; a son, James; a daughter, Jennifer Britton; three stepdaughters, Kelli Collin, Kerri Spangler and Amy Dexter; a brother, Paul; a sister, Virginia McHugh; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were private.

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