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MAY 30, 1925 -- APRIL 14, 2005

Salvatore Ferro of Snyder, who once ran his own truck company and later was a bus driver for the NFTA, died Thursday in St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga, of pneumonia. He was 79.

A native of Niagara Falls, he was a graduate of the former LaSalle High School.

He owned Ferro Trucks from 1970 to 1985. He drove a bus for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority from 1985 to 1995, when he retired. Mr. Ferro worked as a welder at Ashland Oil from 1950 to 1969.

During World War II, Mr. Ferro was a Navy seaman second class. He was a Marine sergeant serving in the Korean War.

He was a member of the Holy Name societies at Christ the King and St. John Maron churches.

Survivors include his wife, the former Patricia C. "Corky" Haeick; three daughters, Debbra Nataro of Amherst, and Donna DiDonna and Denise, both of Niagara Falls; a son, Vincent S. of Amherst; three sisters, Alma-D'Elia and Marie Pirastru, both of Niagara Falls, and Frances Oye of Corona Delmar, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.

Prayers will be said at 9 a.m. Monday in Lombardo Funeral Home, 885 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, followed at 10 by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Maron Church, 2040 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kenmore.


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