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Samuel Profeta, a veteran of World War II, died Monday (Oct. 21, 1996) in his Lockport Road home. He was 77.

A native of New York City, Profeta moved to Niagara Falls as a child. After living for 30 years in Niagara Falls, he moved to Youngstown 40 years ago.

He was a U.S. Army technician from 1942 to 1945, serving in northern France, the Ardennes, Rhineland and central Europe. He worked as a foreman at Great Lakes Carbon Co. for 40 years until he retired in 1984.

He was a member and usher at St. Bernard's Catholic Church and a member of Niagara Frontier Country Club. He enjoyed golfing.

His wife, Marcella "Pat" Abel Profeta, died in 1991.

Survivors include two sons, Barry P. of Bartlesvile, Okla., and Richard M.; two sisters, Katherine of Ransomville and Anne Stanley; and six grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Bernard's Church, 218 Hinman St., after prayers at 9 in Zajac Funeral Home, 319 24th St., Niagara Falls. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston.[bldwn]

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