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Irwin E. Ginsberg, attorney, tennis player

Dec. 22, 1930 – April 5, 2016

Irwin E. Ginsberg, of Williamsville, a lawyer in practice for more than 50 years, died April 5 in Harris Hill Nursing Facility, Lancaster, after a lengthy illness. He was 85.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of East High School, the University of Buffalo and the UB Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review.

Mr. Ginsberg practiced law in downtown Buffalo for 52 years and was general counsel for the First Warsawer Credit Union for more than 20 years.

An avid tennis player all his life, he played four years on the UB tennis team. In the 1970s, he served as president of Twyla Racquet Club.

He also was a lifelong fan of thoroughbred horse racing, especially the Triple Crown, and regularly attended Fort Erie Race Track on Sundays.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, the former Barbara Gitin; two daughters, Beth and Marsha; a son, Gary; a brother, Ronald; and five grandchildren.

Services were held last Thursday in Amherst Memorial Chapel, 281 Dodge Road, Getzville.