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MAY 7, 1918 -- MARCH 31, 2005

A private graveside service for Pasquale "Pat" Riscili, a retired carpenter and decorated World War II veteran, will be Wednesday in St. James Cemetery, Westfield.

Mr. Riscili died March 31 in Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 86.

Born in Westfield, he moved to Buffalo in the 1930s. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.

During World War II, he was an Army Air Forces tail gunner, seeing combat in the Pacific. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Mr. Riscili had lived on the West Side since 1950 and was a carpenter and millwright for 50 years before retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

His wife, Mary Mills Riscili, died in 2003.

Surviving are a daughter, Joanne Bowker of Buffalo; two sons, Dennis of Junction City, Colo., and Stephen of Clearwater, Fla.; three brothers, George and Frank, both of Westfield, and Nick of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.


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