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Jan. 11, 1963 – March 18, 2013

Raymond A. Marien, of East Amherst, a certified public accountant, died Monday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a short illness. He was 50.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Amherst High School.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Canisius College and his master’s degree of business administration in accounting from the University at Buffalo.

He was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honor fraternity.

A certified public accountant since 1990, he owned and operated his own accounting business in East Amherst.

He enjoyed nature photography, boating, bicycling, skiing and walking.

Surviving are a sister, Ellen A., and a close friend, Susan Crehan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 200 St. Gregory Court at Maple Road, Amherst.