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Edwin Lee Ginter

July 13, 1936 — September 13, 2018

Franklinville - Edwin Lee Ginter

Edwin Lee Ginter, known by all as “Lee”, 82, of Franklinville NY, born 13 July 1936 in Philipsburg, PA died 13 September 2018 from complications of an acute illness.

Lee was raised in the Blackrock section of Buffalo and shortly after his marriage to Irene P. Macek, on May 19, 1956 in Buffalo, they moved to West Seneca, where they raised their four children: Richard, Robert, Kim, and Dawn.  Lee was a Master Sheet Metal Journeyman of 40+ years with Goergen-Mackwirth, a leader in custom metal fabrication and industrial contracting headquartered in Buffalo.   He was a lifelong member of Sheetmetal Workers Local 71, Buffalo.  Lee also served his community for several years as a volunteer Firefighter at Union Fire Hall in West Seneca. 

In 1994 Lee and Irene moved to a 40 acre plot in Franklinville, NY where they built a homestead and lived what they called “the country life. ”  Lee was an avid hunter in his early days.  He never missed a small game or deer season opener.  His later years found him tending to all the wildlife; birds, deer, raccoons, squirrels, and even the occasional bear, that called his wooded 40 acres home.  He enjoyed everything the country outdoors had to offer; that’s where he was at his happiest.  Lee outfitted two workshops on their property, a metal fabrication shop and a woodworking shop where he continued using his master craftsman’s skills to build and repair anything metal and create and build high quality wood cabinets and furniture until his death. Lee was also was an avid card player and enjoyed playing with his many Friends in Franklinville.   

Lee was 100% a Family man.  He was a loving and caring Husband, Dad, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather who made everything in life possible for all of us!

Along with his loving wife, Irene, Lee is survived by; two sons, Richard (Elaine) Ginter and Robert (Addy) Ginter; two daughters, Kim (Bill) Crooks and Dawn (Dean) Szymkowiak; a sister-in-law, Marian (Roger) Smith; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

      Memorial services are being reserved for immediate Family members at a private ceremony.

      Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State Street, Olean.  Online condolences may be made at

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