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Samuel Tavano appreciated music and nature, playing the mandolin in his younger days and enjoying his time spent at his family cottage on Lake Ontario.

Tavano, 92, of Independence Avenue, died Saturday (Sept. 27, 1997) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston.

He was born in Croton, where he attended schools.

For 30 years, he worked for the Kimberly-Clark plant, retiring in 1970.

Although he did not have children, Tavano loved to take his nieces and nephews for rides in a wagon attached to his tractor at the cottage.

He was a handyman who could fix anything around the house.

He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Tavano is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, the former Julia Rotunda; a brother, John; and a sister, Angeline DeMunda.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2486 Grand Ave., following prayers at 9 in the M.J. Colucci and Son Funeral Chapel, 468 19th St. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.(nfschr]

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