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Victor Rizzotto, a retired freight handler, died Sunday (March 22, 1998) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a brief illness.

Rizzotto, 90, of Niagara Falls Boulevard, was born in Kansas City, Mo. He had lived in Niagara Falls since 1911 and attended schools here.

He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army medical detachment with the 395th Infantry during World War II, from 1942 to 1945. He served in the Ardennes, Central Europe and the Rhineland and was awarded the Bronze Star and the European African Middle East campaign ribbon.

Rizzotto worked as a freight handler for the former New York Central Railroad for more than 50 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Church, 1917 11th St., after prayers at 9 in Otto Redanz Funeral Home, 2215 Military Road, Town of Niagara. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston.

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