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Nov. 20, 1937 – March 16, 2013

Louis E. Saad Jr. of East Aurora, founder of a company that installs and monitors home alarm systems, died Saturday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. He was 75.

Born in Utica, he attended Syracuse University. In 1976, he founded Buffalo-based Eastern States Sentinel Alarm Services and Central Station Services. According to his family, Mr. Saad was the first to develop and use two-way audio in home security systems.

He was a member of St. John Maron Maronite Catholic Church in Amherst, the Lancaster Country Club and the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the American Wine Society.

In 1963, Mr. Saad received an award from entertainer and philanthropist Danny Thomas for leading and directing the most successful teenage march in the nation for the Greater Buffalo Chapter of American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities, the funding arm for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy DeCoulaz; three daughters, Cynthia Saad-Johnson, Sandra Dalton and Nancy Jane Anderson; and a son, Louis E. III.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday in St. John Maron Church, 2040 Wehrle Drive, Amherst.