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2007-10-24 / Obituaries

Walter Steur, research engineer

Steur Steur Walter Steur, 83, of Williamsville, died on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007.

Born in Boston, Mass., Mr. Steur was a member of the U.S. Army Combat Engineers for three years, stationed in Leyte, Philippines and

Okinawa, Japan.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Harvard University in 1948, and a Master of Science degree in metallurgy from Ohio State University in 1958.

Mr. Steur was a research engineer at Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio and worked in metals research for North American Aviation, Columbus, Ohio and Bell Aerosystems, Niagara Falls. He was a contributing author to "Metals Handbook" and various research papers, a scout master, a professional photographer, and an enrolled agent who could represent taxpayers before the IRS.

He was past president, treasurer, teacher and building fund director at Faith United Church of Christ, Williamsville, and a member of Alfred J. Jurek American Legion Post 1672, East Amherst.

Mr. Steur is survived by his wife, Elizabeth S.; one son, Michael; two daughters, Anne Class and Janet Hatch; one sister, Marie Kemp; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Faith United Church of Christ, Williamsville. Arrangements were made by Amigone Funeral Home.

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