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ANTHONY S. PATTI, FORMER MISSILE ENGINEER

Anthony S. Patti, 69, a former missile engineer, died Saturday (Oct. 20, 2001) in Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, after a lengthy illness.

Patti was born in Niagara Falls and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1950. He earned a degree in electronic engineering from DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago.

After serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1954, stationed in this country, Patti went to work at Bell Aerospace Textron in Wheatfield as a field service engineer.

He later became a payload engineer at the Chrysler Redstone Missile Division in Detroit in the 1960s and 1970s.

After returning to this area, Patti was employed by Tops Markets as a polygraph examiner and was a real estate broker in Niagara Falls at the time of his death. He was a member of the New York State Board of Realtors.

Survivors include his wife, the former Jo Persia; a son, Kevin A. of Dallas; two daughters, Clarise Palumbo of Hamburg and Rose E. Gervasi of North Tonawanda; three stepdaughters, Chris Bruno, Lori Volpe and Mary Jo Cosgrove, all of Niagara Falls; a brother, Thomas of Niagara Falls; and 13 grandchildren.

There will be no services. Burial will be scheduled.

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