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TRINGALI, Leo G.

TRINGALI, Leo G.

TRINGALI - Leo G. April 8, 2017, age 87 years, born in Augusta, Sicily, beloved husband of 63 years of Anna (nee Zambito) Tringali; dear father of Leon (Silvie) and Jeffrey (Francine) Tringali; dearest grandfather of Nicholas, Christopher, Lee and Anthony Tringali; brother of Evelyn (Tom) Herman and the late Isolina Fazio; son of the late Salvatore and Sebastianna Tringali. Leo was raised by his mother, grandfather and grandmother. During World War II, with his town under constant bombing, the family was forced to flee to the mountains and live in caves to escape the attacks. After the war ended, at the age of 17, he left for America with his mother and sister where he was united with his father for the first time. Shortly thereafter, he was drafted and served in the U.S. Army. In 1953, he married the former Anna Zambito. Leo was a 40 year member of Laborers Local #210 and had a long career as a Laborer Foreman with the John W. Cowper Company. After retiring in 1985, he went on to work for his son Jeffrey as he began to build his successful plumbing business, Tringali and Sons. He lived on Buffalo's west side until 1989 and then moved to Clarence, NY. He was very proud of his Italian heritage and equally as proud to be an American which he often referred to as the greatest country on earth. He viewed his time in the military as a privilege and felt honored to be a veteran. He was a die-hard and lifelong New York Yankees fan as well as an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills. His greatest accomplishments were the success of his children and grandchildren and his 63 year marriage to the love of his life, Anna, who he was deeply devoted to. In the end, he died exactly as he lived, with dignity, simplicity and a quiet strength surrounded by his loving family. The family will be present to receive friends Tuesday from 3-7 PM at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS
FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd., Williamsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at
10 AM in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Main & Harris Hill Rd., Clarence. Share your condolences at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

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