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Jan. 9, 1927 – Dec. 21, 2012

Albert Organek, of Amherst, an award-winning automobile salesman, avid Buffalo Bills fan and former sponsor of a Little League baseball team, died Friday in Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a short illness. He was 85.

A native of Buffalo and lifelong resident of the area, Mr. Organek moved to Amherst about 32 years ago.

He was associated with several car dealerships and owned the former Carnival Automart of Buffalo.

He later received an award as car salesman of the year while working as a salesman and finance manager at the former Towne Buick dealership.

He retired in the 1990s.

He also was a devoted fan of the Bills, holding season tickets on the 50-yard line since Day One in 1960.

Before entering the automobile business, Mr. Organek took over his family business of delivering fresh eggs and butter to homes in the area. He then sponsored and coached a Little League team called the Organek Eggs & Organek Pullets.

He and his late brother, Marvin, built a Torah Ark in the 1960s and donated it to Temple Beth El of the Town of Tonawanda.

He served as a private in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II.

He was a member of the Knights of Pythias. Although Mr. Organek was Jewish, he delighted in dressing as Santa Claus and delivering candy to neighborhood children during the Christmas season.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, the former Bernice Rosenstein, and three daughters, Carol MacDonald, Lori Benson and Leslie Okun.

Services were Sunday in Amherst Memorial Chapel, Getzville.