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Aug. 22, 1950 – June 25, 2014

Anthony G. Browning, of Clarence, whose lifelong love of books led him to establish a successful college textbook business, died unexpectedly June 25. He was 63.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he attended boarding schools in England and traveled with his parents in Southeast Asia. He majored in economics at Cardiff University in Wales.

A world traveler who favored the tropics, he settled in Buffalo in 1978 and had owned and operated his textbook business for 25 years. He was an avid reader, especially of historical nonfiction.

Known for a quick mind, dry sense of humor and gentle manner, he was a fan of the Bills, Sabres and English soccer.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, the former Liane M. Turski; a son, Lawrence; two daughters, Nora and Claire; a brother, Andrew; a sister, Thea Hemery; and two grandsons.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered June 30 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Swormville.