Services are scheduled Friday for Paul J. Bruno, a partner in a Niagara Falls clothing store for many years, who died Tuesday (Dec. 21, 1999) after being hit by a car the previous night while crossing Main Street in Buffalo. The Buffalo resident was 89.
A native of Willgus, Pa., Bruno got his start in the clothing business as a young apprentice at Ray's Clothier on Main Street, Niagara Falls. There he met Samuel Kran, and in 1948 they opened Sam Paul Clothier at Pine and 17th streets. They operated the business until they retired in 1986.
He was a member of the Pine Avenue Businessmen's Association.
Bruno loved to feed birds and squirrels and was considered a handyman. He was known for helping people in need, especially the mentally and physically disabled.
He is survived by his wife, the former Antoinette Spasiano of Buffalo; two daughters, Mary Ann Bruno of Buffalo and Pauline Horwitz of Elma; and two brothers, Patrick and Carl, both of Niagara Falls.
Prayers will be said at 9 a.m. Friday in Amigone Funeral Home, 1132 Delaware Ave., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Sacrament Church, 1029 Delaware Ave. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.