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Salvatore A. Cerra, 80, of Bethel Island, Calif., and Grand Island, a 30-year Army veteran, died Saturday (Dec. 20, 1997) in Buffalo General Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Warren, Pa., he served during World War II and later retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Cerra worked in management for 20 years at Lockheed Aircraft in Sunnyvale, Calif.

He was a member and past commodore of the San Joaquin Yacht Club of Bethel Island and an instructor for the Swiftwater Power Squadron in North Tonawanda.

He also was a member of the Renaissance Club an the Society of Logistics Engineers.

His wife, Elizabeth Coonly Cerra, died in 1956.

Survivors include a son, Edward of Oakley, Calif.; a daughter, Karen Camera of Monte Sereno, Calif.; a brother, John A. of North Tonawanda; two sisters, Mary McCarthy of North Tonawanda and Josephine DeLuca of Los Gatos, Calif.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services and burial will be Dec. 29 in Santa Clara, Calif.


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