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Samuel W. Iacuzzo died unexpectedly Sunday (Oct. 19, 1997) in his Kenmore home. He was 86.

Iacuzzo owned and operated Genesee Clothing and Jewelry Center at Genesee and Ash streets during the 1960s and early 1970s.

He also was employed as a salesman for Clayton Distributing Co., wholesaler of kitchen cabinets and appliances on Bailey Avenue in Amherst, and was a salesman for Venetian Marble, which sold counter tops, sinks and bathtubs.

Most recently, Iacuzzo operated a clock- and watch-repair business in Antique World, Clarence.

Iacuzzo's family moved to Buffalo shortly after his birth in Avon. He attended Buffalo public schools and was a graduate of Hutchinson-Central High School. He studied at the University of Buffalo for two years.

Iacuzzo was a member of The Chapel in Amherst for 36 years. He also was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for 40 years and the Genesee Businessmen's Association. He was an avid bowler.

"He loved people and children and had friends all over the place," said his daughter, Patricia Raimondo of Clarence.

Besides his daughter, survivors include his wife of 58 years, the former Teresa E. Dippolito of Kenmore, and two sisters, Mary Feolo of Getzville and Mildred Iacuzzo.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.

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