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Founder of Benderson Development Co. passes in Florida

One of Western New York's most prominent real estate developers has died.

Nathan Benderson, founder of the Benderson Development Company, suffered a stroke on Tuesday while in Florida and passed at the age of 94. He was the magnate behind the Thruway Mall, Delaware Consumer Square, the Outlet Mall in Niagara Falls and numerous other projects both in the region and nationwide.

The News reports that Benderson, a high school dropout, began following his entrepreneurial instincts while a teenager in the Depression.

He is survived by his wife and three sons.

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