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2017-02-15 / Obituaries

Edgar L. Peard, English teacher

Edgar L. Peard, 85, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

Mr. Peard grew up in Kenmore and graduated from Kenmore Senior High School. He attended the University at Buffalo for his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and additional postgraduate studies. He was also a graduate of the Catholic Biblical School.

Mr. Peard pursued a career in business but was drawn toward education. He was an English teacher at Seneca Vocational High School for more than 30 years and as a teacher, shared his love for the English language with his students.

He also was a musician who played piano with many well-known Western New York groups and often performed as a soloist.

Mr. Peard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 10 at St. Gregory the Great Church. Arrangements were made by the Dietrich Funeral Home Inc.

Memorials may be made to Beechwood Continuing Care, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville, NY 14068.

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