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Egilio J. Bellagamba, steelworker, veteran Dec. 20, 1918 -- March 21, 2006

Egilio J. Bellagamba, a retired employee of Bethlehem Steel Corp., died Tuesday in Waters of Aurora Park after a brief illness. He was 87.

Born in Lackawanna, Mr. Bellagamba lived there for all but the last year of his life.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in Guam.

Mr. Bellagamba had worked as a chemist's assistant at Bethlehem Steel from the 1940s until retiring in 1984.

He was a member of the Italian Club and enjoyed horse racing and casinos.

His wife of 50 years, the former Mary Grace Skobjak, died in 2004.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jo Jackson of Orchard Park, and two grandsons.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Ridge Road and South Park Avenue, Lackawanna, preceded by prayers at 8:30 in Lombardo Funeral Home, 3060 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.

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