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MARINO OTTAVIANI, UAW LOCAL 774 REPRESENTATIVE

Marino Ottaviani, 74, of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired representative for Local 774, United Auto Workers, at the Chevrolet plant in the Town of Tonawanda, died Wednesday (Sept. 1, 1999) at Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a brief illness.

Born in Luzerne, Pa., he came to Buffalo in 1950. He received five battle stars and other decorations while serving with the Navy aboard LST 459 in the Pacific during World War II.

He was a representative for the UAW until his retirement in 1982. He had been on the local's executive board and bargaining committee. He was a member of Niagara Frontier Post 1041, American Legion.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, the former Ruth A. Loscoskis; a son, George K. of the Town of Tonawanda; a daughter, Ruth Mahoney of the Town of Tonawanda; a sister, Marge Vassello of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.

[HUDKINS]

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