on December 8, 2013 - 12:01 AM
Aug. 28, 1931 – Dec. 5, 2013
Every work night, before he went to bed, Allan H. Kaminsky laid out his suit, a dapper tie and a matching handkerchief for the next day, subject, of course, to the approval of his wife, Loretta.
The next day, he’d head to his law office, where he worked mostly as a matrimonial attorney, paying attention to every detail and treating his clients as if they were family, his own family said.
“He was a man who was concerned that he always put his best foot forward,” said one of his daughters, Ellen. “He always looked his best and acted his best.”
Mr. Kaminsky, who spent 56 years practicing law in Buffalo, died Thursday night in Buffalo General Medical Center. He was 82.
A Philadelphia native, Mr. Kaminsky moved to Buffalo as a youth, graduating from Bennett High School and earning bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Buffalo, before entering the Army and serving with the JAG Corps.
Returning to Buffalo, he co-founded the law firm of Lippes and Kaminsky, before working in his later years for the Greco, Trapp firm. His passion for the law kept him working until Nov. 22, less than two weeks before his death.
Outside of work, he was a Buffalo Bills season ticket-holder for 50 years, supported all the local teams, was an avid golfer and tennis player and loved playing cards with a group called the Mavens. His loved ones called him a warm man with a dry sense of humor.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Loretta; two daughters, Ellen and Laura; and a son, Gary.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today in Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.