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William J. Casilio Sr., former town attorney for Clarence, died unexpectedly Thursday (June 28, 2001) in Millard Fillmore Hospital. He was 70.

Born in Johnsonburg, Pa., he moved to Buffalo in 1954. He graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1958 and from its law school in 1961. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War in the 1950s.

Casilio worked as an Erie County deputy sheriff and as an assistant Erie County district attorney in 1961.

From 1961 to this year, he had a private practice, Dickey and Casilio. He was town attorney for Clarence from 1984 to 1995.

Casilio was a past president and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club of Clarence. He enjoyed gardening and hunting.

Survivors include his wife, the former Barbara Dickey; two daughters, Joan Adams and Julie Anain, both of Williamsville; a son, William Jr. of East Amherst; two sisters, Ann Buff and Edith Bonafede, both of Rochester; a brother, Pat of Clarence; and six grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 8500 Main St., Clarence. Burial will be in Forest Lawn, Buffalo.


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