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LOUIS MARINI, FOUNDER OF CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

Louis Marini, 70, of Cheektowaga, a builder, died unexpectedly Monday (Jan. 24, 2000) after becoming ill in his car on Broadway in Cheektowaga.

Born in San Pio, near Rome, Italy, Marini came to Buffalo at age 18.

He started his own construction business in 1959, specializing in flat concrete and foundations. In 1972, he founded Mark Antony Co., a construction company that built homes in West Seneca and other suburban areas.

In 1985, he started a manufacturing company, Marine Industries, in Buffalo that produced steel form ties used in concrete foundation work. Two years ago, he built a four-story apartment building at 3710 Broadway.

Marini was a past president of the San Pio Club and a member of the Circolo Sportivo and Perseverance Society. He was an avid hunter, bowler, cook, artist and musician. He played the guitar, accordion and piano.

Surviving are his wife, Marlin Hein Marini; a daughter, Michelle L.; a son, Marc A. of Cheektowaga; and a sister, Irma Narduzzo of Williamsville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. James Catholic Church, 496 Terrace Blvd., Depew. Prayers will be said at 8:45 in Amigone Funeral Home, 6050 Transit Road, Lancaster. Burial will be in St. Mary of the Assumption Cemetery, Lancaster.

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