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Nov. 29, 1922 – Feb. 18, 2013

Christian G. Koelbl Jr., who started as a teller at Alden State Bank and became its president and chairman, died Monday in his Alden home following a brief illness. He was 90.

Mr. Koelbl was a member of the Marine Corps Second Division during World War II. He served in the Battle of Okinawa and the occupation of Japan.

He was a 1946 graduate of Canisius College. Prior to joining Alden State Bank as a teller in 1953, he was a patrolman in the Buffalo Police Department from 1948 to 1953. He was named chairman of the bank in November 1990, a position he held until his death. He retired as president in December 1990.

Mr. Koelbl was a member and former trustee of Alden Presbyterian Church, a longtime trustee of the Ewell Free Library and a member for more than 50 years of Alden Masonic Lodge 594, which is now Akron Lodge 527.

He was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time on the family farm, as well as visiting the Adirondacks and Vinalhaven, Maine.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Janet, and three sons, Christian G. III, Richard D. and John S.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. March 9 in Alden Presbyterian Church, 13298 Broadway.