Guido Quatrani, an avid golfer, had a proud and memorable moment on Sept. 27, 1995: He shot a hole-in-one at the Delaware Golf Course on the ninth hole. And almost as thrilling, that once-in-a-lifetime achievement was announced that evening on one of the local television news stations.
Mr. Quatrani, who also enjoyed collecting and restoring classic cars, died Oct. 19 in his North Buffalo home. He was 87.
Born and raised in Buffalo, Mr. Quatrani was known as "Bud" to family and friends.
He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran and served in the South Pacific. After the war, Mr. Quatrani was employed at Anaconda American Brass for more than 35 years until he retired in 1976.
He thoroughly enjoyed the time he had to pursue his recreational interests. His son Ronald recalled his father's glee at shooting a hole-in-one and having it announced on the Channel 7 evening newscast.
"That was almost as much of a highlight as the hole-in-one," Ronald Quatrani said. "He [placed] the actual ball in a holder and kept it over his chair until the day he died."
Mr. Quatrani also was a collector of classic cars. His latest was acquisition was a 1974 Cadillac Eldorado. He was particularly proud of a 1960 white Cadillac with red interior, which he owned for about 20 years.
"Everything you could possibly know about a Cadillac my dad knew," Ronald Quatrani said.
Mr. Quatrani also enjoyed traveling with his family. He once took month off from work to travel cross country with his wife and teenage sons.
Mr. Quatrani was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 91 Dakota Ave., where a Mass of Christian Burial was offered for him Oct. 22. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus for more than 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Frances, and two sons, Ronald and Gary.