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John M. Palazzo, an award-winning car salesman, died Sunday (Oct. 5, 1997) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He was 76.

Palazzo, of Ziblut Court, came to Niagara Falls with his family in 1929. He was a 1938 graduate of Niagara Falls High School and earned a bachelor of science degree from Niagara University.

He served as a tail gunner on a B-17 in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

Palazzo worked as a car salesman from 1950 to 1993 for the former Mackenna Motors and Krueger Pontiac, both in Niagara Falls, and Eastern Hills Honda Village in Amherst, from which he retired in 1993. He then was a tour salesman for Boat 'n Bus Tours of Niagara Falls until last summer.

He was a member of the Automobile Dealers Association, which honored him as a top salesman. He also was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

His wife, Marie Maglio Palazzo, died in 1991.

Survivors include a son, Michael J. of Wheatfield; a brother, Ben; two sisters, Philomena Ludwick of Wheatfield and Ann of Niagara Falls; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Assembly of God Church, 9750 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. Entombment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery Mausoleum, Lewiston.


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