on July 9, 2013 - 1:09 AM
Sept. 20, 1930 – July 5, 2013
Warren H. DeGlopper, who sold meat processing equipment and later owned a liquor store, died Friday in his Getzville home after a lengthy battle with mesothelioma. He was 82.
The Kenmore native was a graduate of Canisius High School. He attended Canisius College for a year prior to serving in the Navy on the USS Tanner during the Korean War. After his discharge, he worked at the Niagara Power Plant.
Mr. DeGlopper went on to work at Holly Sales, selling and servicing meat processing equipment for meat markets, supermarkets and meat processing plants across Western New York and Pennsylvania. In 1966, he bought the company, which he owned and operated until selling it in 1983.
He purchased Grande Olde House Liquors in the Getzville Plaza in 1984. He ran the store with his wife until 1988, when he sold it and went to work part time in the restaurant equipment industry.
An antique car enthusiast, Mr. DeGlopper enjoyed restoring, showing and driving his 1924 Ford Model T sedan and 1928 Ford Model A coupe.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Sandra F. Sukiennik; a daughter, Lisa A. Stefanie; and a son, Gregory H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 200 St. Gregory Court at Maple Road, Amherst.