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.