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Aug. 17, 1923 – July 4, 2013

Robert W. Humphrey, an engineer and World War II Navy veteran, died Thursday in McAuley Residence, Town of Tonawanda. He was 89.

Born in Hanover, N.H., he received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Tufts University.

Mr. Humphrey served on the USS Hector repair ship from 1943 to 1946 during World War II as a machinist’s mate third class in the Pacific Theater.

He moved to Buffalo in 1959 and worked as an engineer for Continental Can and Scott Aviation.

He is survived by two sons, George and John.

Services were held Monday in Amigone Funeral Home, Town of Tonawanda.