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Anthony J. Todoro, dentist and WWII veteran

Jan. 22, 1924 – June 12, 2014

Dr. Anthony J. Todoro, a retired dentist and Army Air Forces veteran, died Thursday. He was 90.

He was born in Buffalo and graduated from Hutchinson-Central High School in 1942. He earned a biology degree from the University of Buffalo in 1951 and graduated from its dental school in 1956.

He served in the Army Air Forces in China, Burma and India from 1942 to 1945 and received the Good Conduct Medal.

Dr. Todoro served as the dental director of Gowanda Psychiatric Center and had his own dental practice in Buffalo.

He taught at the UB dental clinic and volunteered his dental services with the Buffalo Public Schools.

When he retired, he donated all of his dental equipment to a clinic in Haiti.

He was a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Eighth District Dental Society and the Fonzi Dental Study Club.

He enjoyed overseas travel, cooking, bowling and handball.

His wife of 63 years, Pauline Marotta Todoro, died in 2013.

He is survived by a son, Carl M.; a daughter, Tina Battin; and three sisters, Josephine DelCotto, Grace Todoro and Carol Kirchberger.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today in Lombardo Funeral Home, 3060 Abbott Road, Orchard Park.

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