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July 29, 1928 – Jan. 17, 2013

Raymond G. “Tim” Urban Jr., a construction industry executive, died Thursday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. He was 84.

A lifelong Buffalo resident, Mr. Urban was a graduate of Nichols School and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951, serving four years.

In 1955, he began working in the construction industry as a timekeeper for McLain Construction in Kenmore. He also worked as a salesman for Rupp Rental and Sales. In 1963, he invested in Western Construction Corp. in Tonawanda, where for the next 25 years he managed an Armco Steel pre-engineered building franchise. He closed out his construction industry career as a self-employed sales representative of plumbing equipment.

Mr. Urban was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church on Delaware Avenue.

His interests included boating, and he was a 60-year member of the Saturn Club.

One of his favored pastimes was maintaining his family farm in the Town of Boston, where he once raised Angus cattle. His passion was helping others.

A memorial service is being planned for the spring.