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Daniel D. Dyson, 63, retired West Seneca Developmental Center supervisor

Nov. 12, 1953 – June 22, 2017

Daniel D. Dyson of West Seneca, a retired supervisor at the West Seneca Developmental Center, died Thursday in Mercy Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 63.

Born in Buffalo, he was a 1971 graduate of South Park High School, began working at the Developmental Center later that year as a developmental aide and studied nursing at Erie Community College. He retired as a supervisor in 2000.

As a boy, he was a member of the boys’ club at the Seneca Babcock Community Center and delivered The Buffalo Evening News.

He also worked at Slim Booth's corner store in the Seneca-Babcock neighborhood and was a bartender at two taverns in the area, Tobin's and the Thruway Inn. By the age of 21, he had saved enough money to buy his first home on Marie Street.

He was a former president of the Southside Social Club and a Mason. He was a West Seneca Democratic Committee member and a graduate of the West Seneca Citizens Police Academy.

Mr. Dyson enjoyed swimming, casinos and attending country music concerts and the Erie County Fair. A car enthusiast, he took his 1957 Chevy to cruise nights.

Survivors include a son, Daniel D.J.; a daughter, Cheri McParlane; three brothers, Richard, Gerald and William; a sister, Sandra Bell; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 1140 Abbott Road.

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