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2009-01-07 / Obituaries

Harold G. Bergwall, retired real estate agent, World War II veteran

Ber gwall Ber gwall Harold G. Bergwall, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008.

Born Dec. 30, 1924, in Jamestown, he attended Bennett High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He entered Brown University in 1946, where he met his wife of 57 years, Arlene (nee Reed). The couple graduated in 1950 and were married a year later.

After working in Ohio and Virginia, he returned to the area in 1954 to work for Hunt Real Estate Corporation in commercial real estate, later for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

During his 20 years of retirement, Mr. Bergwall played tennis, sailed his boat on Lake Erie, went birding and became a vegetable gardener.

He spent 47 summers at the Sugarloaf Farm in Port Colborne, Ontario, where his family returned each summer for a reunion.

Since 1977, Mr. Bergwall and his family traveled extensively both abroad and within the United States. He took Italian lessons at the International Institute before traveling to Italy.

He served as president of the Council at Amherst Community Church, a member of the University Club, Brown Alumni Club, Committee for Bennett 1942 reunions, and the Lorenzo Burrows Jr. M.D. American Legion Post 78.

Mr. Bergwall was a volunteer for Buffalo United Way, Meals on Wheels, and the American Heart Association.

He is also survived by his daughters, Lee, Susan and Sally; son Reed; and 12 grandchildren.

Services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the Amherst Community Church in Snyder. Arrangements were made by Harry A. Wedekindt Funeral Home Inc., 280 Grover Cleveland Highway.

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