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Robert C. Velia Sr., 58, of Summerbrook Drive, a retired employee of the Harrison Division of General Motors Corp. in Lockport, died Thursday (Oct. 9, 1997) in Buffalo General Hospital.

A native of Lockport and a former resident, he had worked at Harrison for more than 21 years before his retirement in 1984.

He served in the Navy from 1956 to 1959.

His hobbies included fishing and playing cards.

Surviving are his wife, the former Patricia Tanner; two sons, Robert Jr. of Middleport and Dennis of Dover, N.J.; two daughters, Mary and Barbara; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport. Burial will be in Cold Spring Cemetery, Lockport.

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