A Mass of Christian Burial for Andrew F. Dengos Sr., a retired musician, will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Monica's Catholic Church, 206 Orlando St.
Dengos, 79, a Lake View resident, died Friday (June 22, 1990) in Sisters Hospital after a prolonged illness. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.
Born in Buffalo, Dengos graduated from McKinley High School and pursued a career in music. He studied trombone with the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra and at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester. He also studied violin and completed his post-graduate work at Elmwood Music Hall, Buffalo.
In 1941, Dengos began a 20-year tenure as a violinist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, playing under the direction of such notable conductors as Franco Autori, William Steinberg and Josef Krips.
From 1951 through 1970, he performed with the Philharmonic while also working in the Ore Navigation Division of Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna.
Throughout the 1970s, Dengos was a familiar face in the orchestra pit for performances by the Buffalo Civic Orchestra; the Clarence Summer Concert Series under Joseph Wincenc; the Niagara Falls Philharmonic, and the Hornell, Ken-Ton, Orchard Park and St. Catharines symphony orchestras, as well as countless engagements at Melody Fair, Kleinhans Music Hall, Shea's Buffalo Theater and at Memorial Auditorium.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Wilson and Andrea Maxick; three sons, Richard, Andrew Jr., and David; five sisters, Mary Eron, Frances Seres, Emily Boye, Sue Myers, and Irene Fullone; one brother, Frank, and 11 grandchildren.