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SEPT. 18, 1928 -- APRIL 27, 2005

Albert J. Chiavaroli, of Kenmore, a retired salesman for a men's clothing store, died Wednesday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. He was 76.

Known as "Bertie," he was born in Buffalo and served in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Chiavaroli retired a couple of years ago from Riverside Men's Shop.

A musician, Mr. Chiavaroli had played trumpet with a traveling band, and enjoyed Big Band and jazz music. He was an active member of Kenmore Alliance Church's men's group.

Survivors include his wife, the former Glenna McCluskey of Kenmore; a son, Jeffrey of Kenmore; a daughter, Lisa Funk of the Town of Tonawanda; a stepdaughter, Lynn Strickland of Buffalo; two brothers, Tony of Miami and Frank of Las Vegas; two sisters, Mary Gianelli of the Town of Tonawanda and Lucy DePerro of Buffalo; five grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Kenmore Alliance Church, 175 Bonnett Ave., Town of Tonawanda.


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