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Frank C. Saccomanno, retired Lackawanna teacher ; Aug. 9, 1929 -- Jan. 22, 2011

Frank C. Saccomanno, of Hamburg, a Lackawanna elementary school teacher for 30 years, died Saturday in Mercy Hospital. He was 81.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Lackawanna High School and received his bachelor's degree and his master's degree in education at Canisius College.

Mr. Saccomanno spent his entire teaching career in Lackawanna's public schools and retired in 1985.

An avid Bills and Sabres fan, he also loved bowling and golf. He shot a hole in one in 2005 and bowled a 299 in 1966, receiving a gold "299" ring that he proudly wore.

He also was a 55-year member of the Holy Name Society at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Lackawanna.

"My dad was right-handed in every way," said Joseph, one of his three sons. "He believed in right over wrong. The right way, not the wrong way. Being righteous and never telling a lie. Raising his children the right way. Taking the right road, showing respect over immaturity."

His survivors include his wife of 59 years, the former Mary J. Milano; a brother, Joseph; and two other sons, Charles and Anthony.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4263 St. Francis Drive, Athol Springs.

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