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Arnold E. Galbo, lawyer, former assistant state attorney general Oct. 1, 1930 -- Nov. 18, 2007

Arnold E. Galbo, a Buffalo lawyer for half a century and a former assistant state attorney general, died Sunday in his North Buffalo home after a long illness. He was 77.

Born in Buffalo, he attended St. Margaret's School and was a graduate of Canisius High School and Canisius College. He earned a law degree from the University of Buffalo Law School.

After a year in the title insurance department at Monroe Abstract, Mr. Galbo joined Hubert Holler, now deceased, in general law practice in downtown Buffalo, specializing in real estate law. In 1978, he was appointed as an assistant state attorney general.

He returned to private practice in 1983, opening an office on Hertel Avenue. After a fire destroyed the building in 2000, he practiced from his home.

He was a 50-year member of the Erie County Bar Association and taught adult education classes in real estate law for the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District for 30 years.

His wife, Patricia Jacoy Galbo, died July 31.

Surviving are two sons, Richard A. and David J.; and a daughter, Eileen P. Buckley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Parkside and Parker avenues.


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