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MARCH 1, 1921 -- NOV. 4, 2004

Joseph Spavento, of Clarence, a retired postal worker, died Thursday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a lengthy illness. He was 83.

Born in Buffalo, he was a 1939 graduate of Buffalo Technical High School. He served in the Army during World War II in the 35th Infantry Division in Gen. Patton's Third Army.

Mr. Spavento worked at Bell Aircraft prior to the war. Later, he did clerical work at Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center and was a clerk for many years in the post office on Chateau Terrace in Snyder. He retired in 1976.

He was a member of Pvt. Leonard Post Jr. Post 6251, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Father Justin Council, Knights of Columbus. He was a former member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

A bowler, he also was a New York Yankees fan.

Surviving are two brothers, Carl of Buffalo and Michael of Clarence, and a sister, Rita O'Connor of Clarence.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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