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Wyndham Eaton, 82, retired president of Eaton Equipment Corp. in Hamburg

Nov. 18, 1936 — July 18, 2019

Wyndham Eaton, of Lake View, retired president of Eaton Equipment Corp. in Hamburg, died July 18 in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a long illness. He was 82.

Born in Buffalo, he was a hockey player at Nichols School, graduating in 1955, and earned a bachelor’s degree in business in 1959 from Brown University, where he was captain of the hockey team.

He joined Eaton Equipment, a company founded by his father and uncle that became upstate New York’s largest distributor of outdoor power lawn and garden equipment and golf course supplies. He headed the company from 1978 to 1995. He served as president of Queen City Industrial Park from 1986 until his death.

Mr. Eaton was a former member of the board of directors of First Federal Savings and Loan of Hamburg and was president of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce in 1970.

He was a past president of Wanakah Country Club and a member for more than 50 years. A member of the Ellicottville Ski Club for more than 60 years, he also served as its president.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, the former Wendy Hutton; two sons, Scott and Kevin; two daughters, Dana Garcia-Eaton and Karen Olson; a sister, Ann; and 11 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Wanakah Country Club, 5161 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg.

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