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May 17, 1928 – March 21, 2014

Frank C. Hasenfuss, of Lancaster, a retired engineer, died unexpectedly last Friday in St. Joseph Campus of Sisters Hospital, Cheektowaga. He was 85.

Born in Rochester, he left high school to enlist in the Marine Corps during World War II and served in the Pacific. Returning from service, he finished high school and graduated as class valedictorian. He later served in the Korean War, attaining the rank of sergeant, and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester.

Mr. Hasenfuss worked as an instrument engineer at many locations around the nation and retired in 1998 from OxyChem of Houston, where he was chief control systems engineer.

He worked in the Buffalo area from 1965 to 1971, when he lived in Hamburg, and from 1981 to 1995, when he lived in Lancaster. He returned to Lancaster in 2005.

Active in church and professional organizations, he taught religious education, was a cantor and sang in choirs. He was a past president of the International Society of Automation and a member of the Marine Corps League.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, the former Patricia A. Daugherty; a son, Michael; two daughters, Marlese and Melinda; and five grandsons.

A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Amigone Funeral Home, 8440 Main St., Clarence.