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Aug. 19, 1939 – Sept. 2, 2013

David M. Buyer, a former Orchard Park councilman and adjunct college professor, died unexpectedly Monday at his Orchard Park home. He was 74.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Buyer graduated from Kenmore High School in 1957. He attended Buffalo State College for a short time before joining the Army, where he served in military intelligence while stationed in Germany.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Regents College and a master’s from Capella University.

Mr. Buyer worked as a purchasing agent at International Multifoods Corp. from 1966 until 1988. He worked at South Park Electric Co. for four years, then with Business Growth Partners Inc. as a part-time consultant until 1998.

Mr. Buyer was an adjunct professor at Bryant & Stratton College from 1999 until 2008. Most recently, he was an adjunct business professor at Daemen College and Erie Community College, positions he held at the time of his death.

Mr. Buyer, a Republican, was also active in the Orchard Park community. He served on the town’s Conservation Board from 1978 to 1984; the Town Planning Board from 1984 to 1990; and as a town councilman from 1990 until 2003.

He enjoyed riding his motorcycle.

Mr. Buyer is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Dianne VanLier; a daughter, Deborah A.; two sons, David Jr. and Daniel P.; and a sister, Barbara Danz.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today in St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4536 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park.