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Gerald G. Thuman, 84, operated auto repair shop for more than 40 years

March 5, 1934 – April 17, 2018

Gerald G. Thuman, of the Town of Tonawanda, who owned and operated an auto repair shop on Buffalo’s East Side for more than 40 years, died April 17 in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. He was 84.

Born in Buffalo, he was a 1951 graduate of Amherst High School and served in the Army.

He inherited Thuman’s Garage at Jefferson Avenue and Dodge Street from his father, Sylvester Thuman, when he died in 1957. He retired in 1999.

Mr. Thuman was a member of St. Amelia’s Catholic Church in the Town of Tonawanda and its Holy Name Society.

An avid golfer, he was a member of Lancaster Country Club for 50 years and served on its board of directors. He also was a Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres season ticket holder.

He and his wife of 61 years, the former Ann Oles, traveled often throughout Europe.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Kelly Higgins and Diane Brown; two brothers, Dick and Bill; a sister, Margie Daly; three grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered April 21 in St. Amelia’s Catholic Church, 2999 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda.

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