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Feb. 6, 1953 – Aug. 8, 2013

David M. Elberson, a business owner and woodworker, died Thursday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a short illness. He was 60.

A West Valley resident, Mr. Elberson was born in Buffalo and graduated from Kensington High School in 1971.

Mr. Elberson was the owner of Buffalo Forest Products in Amherst, which sold hardwood lumber and custom-made furniture, and also offered woodworking classes. Before launching Buffalo Forest Products in the late 1990s, Mr. Elberson owned construction and stained-glass businesses.

Mr. Elberson enjoyed hunting, fishing and competitive target shooting. He was a member of Limestone Sportsmen Club and the Western New York Woodturners.

Family members also said he was a “cooker and eater” who enjoyed entertaining.

Survivors include his former wife of 30 years, Linda; two daughters, Monica Herman and Valerie; two sisters, Patricia Keller and Pamela; and two brothers, Terry and Robert.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Snyder.