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Michael A. Rossi, 71, a former manager at Pittsburgh Metallurgical Co., which later became Airco Alloys, died Friday (Oct. 26, 2001) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness.

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

He worked about 24 years at Pittsburgh Metallurgical, holding various management posts, culminating in the job of manager of human resources and safety.

Rossi later worked 10 years as a meter reader for New York State Electric & Gas Corp., retiring in 1994.

He was a Golden Gloves boxer as a young man and stayed physically active throughout his life. Rossi played handball at the Niagara Falls YMCA, golfed and rode his bicycle.

He was an usher and member of the Holy Name Society at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Niagara Senior Travel and Social Club.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, the former Dolores H. Milazzo; three daughters, Rosemarie Riscili of Sacramento, Calif., Agnes Zaremski of Grand Island and JoAnne Sciera of Williamsville; a sister, Louise Fiorucci of Niagara Falls; and five grandchildren.

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


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