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MAY 26, 1929 -- APRIL 22, 2005

Victor S. Lazzaro, who spent three decades working for the U.S. Defense Department, died Friday in his Buffalo home. He was 75.

Mr. Lazzaro was a graduate of McKinley High School. He served as a private in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division and was a corporal in the 30th Infantry Division.

He retired in 1987 as maintenance supervisor for the Pfc. Charles DeGlopper U.S. Army Reserve Center, in the Town of Tonawanda, closing out a 30-year career with the Defense Department. He was a golfer, fisherman, and loved being outdoors.

Mr. Lazzaro is survived by his wife, the former Rita Mastrangelo; five daughters, Angela Anaya, Linda Lazzaro, Mary Ann Schettler, Eileen Giancarlo and Sandra Preston, all of Buffalo; a son, Louis Mastrangelo of Long Beach, Calif; a brother, Charles of Tampa, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 91 Dakota Ave., followed by burial in Forest Lawn.


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