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A Mass of Christian Burial for Charles E. Fadale, 76, a former lawyer with the Buffalo law firm of Magavern & Magavern, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 100 St. Gregory Court, Amherst.

The Mass will follow prayers at 9 in the Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

Fadale died Monday (Dec. 17, 1990) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a lengthy illness.

Fadale was born in Silver Creek and raised in Buffalo, where he attended Lafayette High School, graduating in 1932. He received his bachelor's degree at Canisius College in 1936 and was a 1939 graduate of the University of Buffalo Law School.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945.

Fadale was on the city Zoning Board of Appeals in 1946.

He was confidential secretary to Justice Alger A. Williams during his tenure on State Supreme Court and later as an associate justice and then presiding justice of the Appellate Division in Rochester. He also served as confidential secretary to State Supreme Court Justice James O. Moore.

Fadale was a past member of the administrative boards of the East River Savings Bank and the Dime Savings Bank and a post director of the Erie Federal Savings and Loan Association.

He served as director of Monroe Abstract & Title Co. and a member of the Advisory Board of the state Urban Development Corp.

He also served on the Emergency Hospital Board of Governors and the President's Council of Villa Maria College. He was a director of the Sisters of Social Services.

Fadale was a past director of the Erie County Bar Association and a member of the New York State and American Bar associations.

He was a life member of the Bishop's Lay Advisory Council and a member of the Burchfield Center Council.

He also was active at Canisius College, serving as a member of the Di Gamma Society, the President's Council and the Board of Governors and as an emeritus member of the Board of Regents.

Fadale was elected to the Canisius College Sports Hall of Fame. He was the captain of the Canisius College basketball team in 1936 and also played on his high school basketball team.

He continued his association with athletic organizations throughout his career. He was associated with area Police Athletic League centers, the American Legion sports programs and the New York State Basketball Championships.

He was a member of St. Gregory the Great Church.

A past director of the Bison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, he also was a member of the Romulus Club, Transit Valley Country Club, which he served as past director and president, and the Buffalo Club.

Surviving are his wife, the former Virginia Tripi of Amherst; two sons, Charles M. of Williamsville and Dr. Paul D. of Barrington, R.I.; a daughter, Marsha Ann Fadale, and four grandchildren.

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