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Paul C. Surdi, a retired civil engineer and an amateur boxer in the 1940s, died Sunday (Oct. 27, 1996) in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.

Surdi, 67, of Buffalo, was a 1946 Golden Gloves champion and a member of the U.S. Air Force championship boxing team from 1948 to 1950.

The Buffalo native attended South Park High School and had bachelor's and master's degrees in geology from the University of Buffalo, where he was a member of the Spartan Club, a veterans club.

Surdi retired in 1989 after 30 years with the state Department of Transportation.

An avid sportsman and conservationist, he was a member of the Ellicott Creek Sportsmen's Club in Belmont. For 25 years, he and his brother fished at Lake Nagami in northern Ontario.

His wife of 42 years, Lorraine "Onnie" Wilson Surdi, died in September 1995.

Survivors include his brother, Joseph of Amherst, and a sister, Camille Surdi White of Pompano Beach, Fla.

A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Private burial will be in Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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