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CHARLES S. LOCURTO, INSURANCE AGENT <br> NOV. 16, 1923 -- OCT. 15, 2004

Charles S. LoCurto of the Town of Tonawanda, a longtime insurance agent and an Army veteran of World War II, died Friday in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga, after a brief illness. He was 80.

Born in Buffalo, he attended Canisius High School for three years and graduated from Annunciation High School. He was stationed in Iceland and England during the war and attained the rank of sergeant.

After the war, he married Irene M. Wild and moved to the Town of Tonawanda, where they lived for 50 years. He worked as a John Hancock Life Insurance Co. agent for 25 years.

Mr. LoCurto was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in the Town of Tonawanda. He was a Catholic Charities volunteer and a Call 4 Action volunteer for 18 years after he retired. He was a history buff and particularly enjoyed reading presidential biographies.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Dianne L. Barrali of Buffalo, Patricia L. Milbrand of Amherst and Joanne M. Rosel of Acton, Mass.; a brother, Carl of Canyon Country, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday in St. John the Baptist Church after prayers in C. Mertz & Son Funeral Home, Town of Tonawanda.

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