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Lawrence Galassi, 62, the owner of Galassi's Sub Shop in North Tonawanda, died Sunday (March 22, 1998) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness.

A native of North Tonawanda, he and his wife owned and operated Galassi's Sub Shop on Payne Avenue.

Before opening the shop in 1969, he had been employed by the North Tonawanda Department of Public Works.

He played softball for many years and was active in coaching and as a sponsor of men's, women's and youth softball in North Tonawanda and at the time of his death was sponsoring the Nitemares Girls Softball Association.

He was a member of the Renaissance Club, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and was a former member of the North Tonawanda Board of Education.

His wife, the former Rose Rivas, died in 1992.

Survivors include two daughters, Eileen and Gail Sprenger, both of North Tonawanda; a son, David of Cambria; a sister, Mary DiAngelo of Florida; a brother, Louie of Smyrna, Tenn.; and one grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Ascension Catholic Church, Robinson and Vandervoort streets, North Tonawanda. Entombment will be in Holy Family Chapel Mausoleum in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

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