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Frank A. "Butch" Magliarditi, 68, of Park View Drive, a retired manager for beverage distributors, died Monday (March 30, 1998) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

A native of Niagara Falls, Magliarditi was a 1947 graduate of Niagara Falls High School. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army's 25th Armored Division during the Korean War.

Magliarditi began working in a warehouse of the former Iroquois Brewery in 1945. He became a driver-salesman for Iroquois in 1952, and branch manager in Niagara Falls in 1964. He later was brands manager at Dominion Distributors in Buffalo for 10 years until he retired in 1980.

He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

Magliarditi was an avid gardener who enjoyed caring for his lawn and garden and decorating for the holidays. He won the Niagara Beautification Commission's grand prize for Christmas home light decorations in 1996.

Survivors include his wife, the former Barbara P. Lamaspi; two daughters, Deborah Laurendi of Lewiston and Michele Sesto; and three grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 27th Street and Independence Avenue, following prayers at 11 in M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Chapel, 468 19th St. Entombment will be in the mausoleum in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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