On October 19, 2018, the Amherst Appeal will be hosting its 6thannual Show Us Your Stripes community party and fundraiser at a The Fairdale Banquet Center.
Please attend this special celebration of our Schools and our Amherst Community!
All proceeds, sponsorships and donations benefit the Amherst Central School District and the students of Smallwood, Windermere, Amherst Middle and Amherst Central High schools.
You can purchase tickets online via credit/debit card using PayPal button below ($2.00 s/h fee), stopping by the alumni office Monday and Friday from 9am-1pm or Wednesday 9am-1pm and 5:30-8:30pm (Room 103 High School), or by using order form below to send in check.
Duke McGuire ’70 is retiring from the Amherst Central School District. A party is going to be held for him on Saturday, October 27th at the Pearl Street Brewery. The Alumni Office is selling tickets to the party.
TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED THROUGH ALUMNI OFFICE!
You can purchase by visiting the Alumni Office, Room 103 in Amherst Central High School on Mondays and Fridays 9:30am-1:00pm or on Wednesdays 9:00am-1:00pm and 5:30pm-8:30pm. Tickets are $50.
If you want to purchase online, use the PayPal button below and they will be mailed to you. Cost online is $52.00.
Any questions, please call the Alumni Office at 716.362.8259.
G. David Baer, of West Falls, a computer analyst who co-founded Computer Task Group, died Aug. 21. His family said the cause was a heart attack. He was 82.
Born in Buffalo, he was a 1952 graduate of Amherst High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bowling Green State University. He also took graduate courses at the University at Buffalo.
After working as a researcher at Roswell Park Cancer Institute from 1956 to 1960, Mr. Baer joined IBM in Buffalo, holding technical and management positions.
Foreseeing a need for companies to hire technical consulting services as they began to computerize their data processing operations, he and an IBM account representative, Randolph A. Marks, started their own firm, Marks-Baer Inc., in 1966. It became CTG in 1968 and soon was the largest software development company in the state outside New York City.
Mr. Baer helped oversee the growth of the company, first nationwide, then internationally, until he retired as executive vice president in 1995. He retired from the board of directors the following year. He returned as executive vice president in 2001, serving for another six years.
On the CTG website, current president and CEO Arthur “Bud” Crumlish wrote, “At his core, David was a people person and cared deeply about all of our employees. He was dedicated to client satisfaction, and saw this as everyone’s responsibility regardless of their position in the company.”
A sailor all his life, Mr. Baer took his favorite vessel, Ursa Major, to the Caribbean via the Erie Canal and the Hudson River. Later, when the boat’s home port was in the Chesapeake Bay area, he hosted friends on annual charter trips to the islands.
In his 30s, he trained for a private pilot’s license, joined a local flying club and attained his instrument flight rating. He built a two-thirds replica of a P-51 Mustang fighter plane and continued flying into his 70s.
He and his wife also bought and renovated a series of farms in Western New York, Virginia and Connecticut, where he honed his skills at plumbing, carpentry, wiring and working in the fields, accompanied by a succession of his beloved dogs, which were mostly rescue animals.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, the former Carol A. Long; a son, Jonathan D.; two daughters, Christine Baer and Wendy Johnson; a sister, Susan Potenza; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Visitation was held Sunday, Aug. 26, in Kenneth Howe Funeral Home, 64 Maple St., East Aurora.