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Luis D. Cardona Aug. 23, 1924 -- Dec. 18, 2006

A Mass of Christian Burial for Luis D. Cardona of Buffalo will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today in Holy Cross Catholic Church, Maryland and Seventh streets.

Mr. Cardona died Monday in Waterfront Nursing Home. He was 82.

Born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, Mr. Cardona moved to Buffalo in the 1950s to make a better life for his family.

Through the years, he was employed in a variety of jobs, including as a farmworker and as a steelworker at Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, the former Marciana Montalvo; six sons, Joseph, Louis A., Jorge, James, Miguel and Angel; and three daughters, Milagros Kurzdorfer, Carmen Arroyo and Miriam.

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