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Frank J. Caraglin Sr., 76, a retired laborer who was active in veterans organizations, died Sunday (Sept. 23, 2001) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness.

Caraglin was born in Niagara Falls and graduated from Trott Vocational High School.

An Army veteran of World War II and the postwar era, he was was stationed in Hawaii as a military policeman with Company C, 762nd Military Police Battalion. He attended the University of Hawaii while he was in the Army.

Caraglin worked for 10 years in the shipping department of Vanadium Corp. before becoming a laborer and foreman with Laborers Local 91. He worked through the union for 35 years until retiring in 1987. He was a trustee of the union's welfare fund.

Caraglin was a past commander and life member of Frederick F. Cadille Post 1664, American Legion, and a life member of Post 917, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of Dante's Social Club.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, the former Dorothy L. Bisher; six daughters, Noreen Maillet of Ransomville and Cindy Willimott, Loura, Mary Corsaro, Debbie Ferlito and Jean Hachee, all of Niagara Falls; three sons, Frank Jr. of Youngstown and John and Mark, both of Niagara Falls; two sisters, Sister Jean Patrice of Niagara Falls and Mary Tedesco of Lewiston; a brother, Anthony of Niagara Falls; 23 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 14th Street and Pine Avenue, after prayers at 10 in M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Chapel, 468 19th St. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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