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Services for Alex L. Casagrande, 73, of Heather Drive, a retired Buffalo-area department store executive, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

A native of Buffalo, Casagrande died Wednesday (March 29, 1995) in Lockport Memorial Hospital.

He was vice president of merchandising management for the former Sample Inc. before his retirement in 1986 and also was vice president and merchandising manager for the former Hens & Kelley department store. His career spanned 35 years.

During World War II, he was a member of the Army Medical Corps.

Survivors include his wife, the former Shirley Thorman; a stepdaughter, Susan Bernardi; and two grandchildren.


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