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Francis P. Shalloe, a tax specialist, died Tuesday (Dec. 28, 1999) in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. He was 74.

A lifelong resident of South Buffalo, Shalloe graduated from Canisius High School in 1943 and served with the U.S. Army. After World War II, he worked his way up through the Internal Revenue Service, beginning as a mail clerk and retiring 35 years later in 1980 as a revenue officer.

After his retirement, Shalloe founded M&S Tax Service with John Mudie, also a retired IRS employee. He later continued the business with his son, Daniel.

Shalloe volunteered in a number of community organizations, including the Catholic Guild for the Blind, the Mercy Hospital Men's Sustaining Society, the Blackthorns and Post 735, American Legion.

He recently shared his memories of growing up in South Buffalo for the book "All the Old Familiar Places."

In addition to his son, he is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Ellyn Perry; two daughters, Margaret Recktenwald of Buffalo and Kathryn English of Hamburg; a brother, Joseph of San Jose, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 1140 Abbott Road. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Hamburg.


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