Donald W. Lafler, 93, of East Sandwich, died August 20 at home.

Mr. Lafler was born in Batavia, New York to John Lafler and Edith Lambke Lafler. He served in the US Army from 1944 to 1946, and subsequently graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in 1949.

He enjoyed a career in retail management, rising to vice president and CEO posts at various firms. He taught Retail Management at Cape Cod Community College, and helped create a new cathedral at Corpus Christi Parish in Sandwich.

In July 1951, Mr. Lafler married Shirley Rogers of LeRoy, New York.

Preceded in death by son John F. Lafler, Mr. Lafler leaves Shirley Rogers Lafler, wife of 68 years; his children, Mary Lafler James, Steven Lafler, Nancy Elizabeth Lafler, and Judy Lafler Converse; grandchildren Dorian James, Daniel James Bandit, Christian James, Molly James Banasiak, Ben Converse, Maxwell Lafler and Genevieve Lafler; and great-grandchildren Wolf Bandit, Juniper Bandit and Julian James.

A Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Parish, 326 Quaker Meeting House Road, East Sandwich, tomorrow at 1 PM.

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