on June 8, 2013 - 10:22 PM
Oct. 21, 1935 – June 5, 2013
Frederick O. Zahm, who ran two Hamburg businesses, died Wednesday in West Seneca after battling a long illness. He was 77.
Mr. Zahm was born in Buffalo and graduated from the Manlius School, near Syracuse.
He later earned a business certificate from Erie Community College.
He ran his family’s store, Zahm’s 5 & 10, for 14 years, from 1954 to 1968. The store was founded in 1926.
As Zahm’s was going out of business, Mr. Zahm became a co-owner of Moore’s Men’s Wear after buying Edwin J. Moore’s stake in the company. He served as an owner for almost 20 years.
Mr. Zahm was a talented craftsman and built a Victorian doll house that was featured in a Hamburg art museum for five years.
Mr. Zahm is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, the former Jeanette Nellist; a son, Jeffrey; a daughter, Wendy Huber; and sister, Patricia Anzulewicz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:15 a.m. Monday in Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 4220 Seneca St., West Seneca.