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Joseph T. Bianco, 74, a former chemical technician at Olin Corp., died Saturday (Feb. 3, 2001) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a brief illness.

Bianco had returned to Western New York in October after living in East Haven, Conn., since 1960.

He was born in Clymer, Pa., and graduated from high school there.

He served as a private first class in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater.

Bianco went to work at Olin in Niagara Falls in 1951 and worked at the local plant until he was transferred to the New Haven, Conn., facility in 1960. He retired in New Haven in 1991.

He enjoyed woodworking, computers and playing cards.

His wife, Louise Sagnella Bianco, died in 2000.

Survivors include two daughters, Lucy Soluri of Grand Island and Cynthia Mislin of Amherst; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Bevacqua of Niagara Falls; a brother, Gene of Cleveland; and three grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church, East Haven. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, East Haven.

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