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A Mass of Christian Burial for Frank Amantia, 74, a retired Olin Chemical Co. employee, will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1413 Pine Ave.

Prayers preceding the Mass will be said beginning at 8:45 in the Spallino-Amigone Funeral Home, 1300 Pine Ave. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Amantia died Thursday (May 27, 1993) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a monthlong illness.

He was an Army infantry veteran of World War II, serving in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He fought at Normandy and in the Rhineland under the command of Gen. George S. Patton Jr. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Amantia worked for 43 years in shipping and receiving for Olin.

He was an avid sports fan, particularly enjoying horse racing and baseball.

Surviving are his wife, Queenie Abrahamian Amantia; two sons, Frank Thomas and John; a daughter, Barbara Amantia; and three brothers, Anthony of Glendale, Ariz., and Thomas and Sammy, both of the Town of Niagara.


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