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ANTHONY J. DEL GATTO, AUTO-SERVICE MANAGER <br> OCT. 24, 1920 -- SEPT. 12, 2004

Anthony J. Del Gatto, of Las Vegas, formerly of Buffalo, a retired auto-service manager, died Sept. 12 in the Las Vegas home of a daughter after a long illness. He was 83.

Born in Buffalo, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart. He worked as an auto-service manger at J.C. Penney at the Seneca Mall for 15 years before retiring in 1978.

He was a member of Amici Lodge and Council 3076, Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Del Gatto was a Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees fan. He moved to Las Vegas for health reasons in 1994.

His wife of 59 years, Mary Costanzo Del Gatto, died in 2003.

He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Piccione of Cheektowaga and Kathleen Di Cillo of Las Vegas; a son, Michael of Las Vegas; a sister, Lucy Rinaldo of Buffalo; and four grandchildren.

Services were Sept. 16 in Palm Mortuary, Las Vegas. Burial was in Palm Cemetery, Las Vegas.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in Annunciation Catholic Church, Lafayette Avenue and Grant Street.

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