SIENER - George J. Age 93, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. He was born June 25, 1921, in Niagara Falls, NY, and lived in Harbour Heights, FL since 1985. George graduated from Niagara Falls High School and from Purdue University as a Mechanical Engineer. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II in Europe, then called back to serve in the Korean War, retiring as a Captain. He was married for 70 years to Ruth Vandermeulen Siener of Buffalo, NY, who preceded him in death May 23, 2013. George retired as General Superintendent of Republic Steel in Buffalo, in 1981. He was a long time member of the South Shore Country Club. George also enjoyed tennis, bridge, golf, fishing, boating and hunting. He is survived by his brother, Richard Siener of Harbour Heights; daughters, Beth (Lester) Kuhn of Harbour Heights and Nancy (Ronald) Strack of Harbour Heights; sons, Thomas Siener of Orchard Park, NY, and Mark (Mary) Siener of Blasdell, NY and daughters-in-law, Deb and Cindy Siener; grandchildren, Cheryl (Ashish) Mallick, Patrick (Yupha) Kuhn, Greg (Sarah) Kuhn, Bryan (Kristen) Siener, Shannon (Jeff) Ciesla, Julie (Ryan) Sharp, Ronald (Betsy) Strack, Jeffery (Andrea) Siener, Lisa (Howie) Gohn, Beth (Dave) Schunk and Michael Evelo; and 19 great-grandchildren. George was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Knight of North Tonawanda, NY. He will be greatly missed by all. A memorial will be held at the family's Friendship Cabin, August 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM. For more information, call 716-768-3459.
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Published in the Buffalo News on Aug. 10, 2014