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JOHN L. SIRACUSE, PRODUCE VENDOR, PLANT FOREMAN

John L. Siracuse, who sold fruits and vegetables from his truck on the streets of Buffalo's West Side for 60 years, died Wednesday (Oct. 22, 1997) in his West Seneca home after a brief illness. He was 90.

Born in Buffalo, he worked for many years in the Chevrolet plant on East Delavan Avenue, where he was an assembly-line foreman.

Assigned to the second and third shifts until his retirement in 1969, he would go to the wholesale market every day at dawn to buy produce for his customers. He retired from the produce business last year.

A dedicated sportsman, he enjoyed football, baseball, bowling, hockey and horse racing.

He was married in 1929 to Mary C. Brizzi. She died in 1986.

Survivors include two daughters, Grace James of Waterbury, Conn., and Virginia Janes of West Seneca; a brother, Russell; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. William's Catholic Church, 1 Arcade St., West Seneca, after prayers at 8:30 in Lombardo Funeral Home, 3060 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.

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