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Leonard L. Nieman, CPA, business manager, associate professor

Feb. 18, 1922 – May 19, 2016

Leonard L. Nieman, a certified public accountant and World War II veteran who worked for local school districts and also was an associate professor at Buffalo State College, died Thursday at Beechwood Continuing Care, Getzville. He was 94.

A longtime Buffalo-area resident, Mr. Nieman graduated from Kensington High School. He studied at Bryant & Stratton Business Institute for two years.

An Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, he achieved the rank of lieutenant in stateside service.

In the early 1950s, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Buffalo.

During the 1960s, he also earned a master’s degree in teaching from UB.

Mr. Nieman worked at various times for the accounting firm Lucker, Kennedy & Felmeden and for Bryant & Stratton.

He also worked as a business manager for school districts including Grand Island, Cleveland Hill and Amherst. In addition, he coached tennis for Grand Island schools.

From 1978 to 1988, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the business department at Buffalo State before he retired.

In 1946, he married Annie Marguerite Jones. She died in 1974.

Mr. Nieman was president of the Western New York Institute of Internal Auditors and a member of the Association of School Business Officials.

He also was a 33rd-degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Amherst Center for Senior Services.

Survivors include two daughters, Tracy and Dr. Lynnette; a son, Brian; a brother, Roy; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville.

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