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Jack J. Florio, 60, a former steelworker described by his family as a "Renaissance man," died Saturday (Sept. 16, 2000) in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.

Florio was born in Brooklyn and moved to Lockport in 1964 after completing a three-year stint in the U.S. Army, serving in stateside locations.

He worked at Guterl Steel Co. in Lockport for 20 years, retiring in 1988 because of a disability. He had moved to Niagara Falls in 1978.

Florio enjoyed golf, skeet and target shooting, hunting, playing the guitar and riding motorcycles.

He was a member of the 3-F Club in Lewiston and numerous other local organizations.

Survivors include his fiancee, MaryAnne DiFranco; three sons, Daniel of Hilton and Jack Jr. and Michael T., both of Lockport; a brother, Rocco J. of Babylon; a sister, Theresa of Brooklyn; and six grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 14th Street and Pine Avenue, after prayers at 8:45 in M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Chapel, 468 19th St. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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