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September 28, 2013

TUCKER: Webster tree project fears allayed

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Tonawanda News — Thanks Doug for the clear explanation.

Remembering

When I began working at the News, Dean Harmon was the dynamic circulation manager, a job he held for 28 years. He was quiet spoken, friendly, more than capable and always had a plan to make the News the best it could be. His death made me recall the wonderful days of the News with Ruby Hewitt at the helm. Condolences to his family.

Butch Bauman was a bit different from Dean as he was outspoken and, when necessary, argumentative (right up my alley) and a big lovable bear of a person. My first encounter was when, at my first job after college in the development office at Canisius College, I was asked to pick up Butch at the airport as he was the first student from Regis High School in Manhattan to come to Canisius. Born in New York City, he carried that New York City accent all through his life. Our paths crossed again when his children and ours attended Cardinal O’Hara High School. A teacher in Buffalo and then in retirement a starter at Brighton Golf Course, you knew you were in for fun when he was around. He was one of a kind. Condolences to the family.

Contact community editorBarbara Tucker at 693-1000, ext. 4110 or barbara.tucker@tonawanda-news.com.

Contact community editor Barbara Tucker at 693-1000, ext. 4110 or barbara.tucker@tonawanda-news.com.

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