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Robert C. Oshei Jr., retired CEO and company president

Jan. 12, 1945 – March 12, 2017

Robert C. Oshei Jr., a retired company president and chief executive officer who led Fibron Products Inc., died on March 12 at his home in Franklinville in Cattaraugus County. He was 72.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Oshei graduated from Hoosac School High School in Hoosick Falls.

He earned a bachelor's degree in economics at Hobart College, where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Fraternity.

Mr. Oshei worked at Fibron Products, a former Buffalo manufacturer of laminated wood for the cutlery and hardware industries, for 35 years, until 2003.

He retired to a home he had in Franklinville.

He was a grand-nephew of John R. Oishei, the founder of Buffalo's Trico Products. Mr. Oshei belonged to the Buffalo Club and the Saturn Club.

He liked fly-fishing, hunting, and played squash and pool.

Mr. Oshei enjoyed jazz and was a musician.

After he retired, one of the things he liked to do was write short stories.

Survivors include his wife, the former Molly Magee, who he married in 1974; two sons, Robert C. III and Jonathan; three daughters, Estelle, Lissa and Claire; a brother, William; a sister, Mary E.B.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be private.

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