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Anthony Guerra, a former Amherst building contractor who retired to Florida 20 years ago, died Oct. 21, 1996, in a Boca Raton, Fla., hospital following a brief illness. He was 68.

A memorial service will be held in St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14.

The Buffalo native attended School 18 and studied automobile mechanics at Burgard Vocational High School before attending night school at McKinley High School to learn plumbing. He was a journeyman plumber for Local 36 for several years.

Guerra then went into the construction business, erecting apartment buildings in Amherst and a shopping plaza at Main Street and Eggert Road. He also owned a travel agency for several years.

He was a member of St. Leo Church and the Romulus Club.

Guerra is survived by his wife, the former Norma Riehle; a son, Michael Garrett of Vero Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Pamela Nie of Royal Palm Village, Fla.; a brother, John of Parkland, Fla.; a sister Mary Ann Zito of Greenbelt, Md.; and three grandchildren.

He was buried in Boca Raton.

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