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Leo J. Amigone, worked for US Airways at Buffalo airport <br> Sept. 1, 1949 -- March 23, 2010

Leo J. Amigone, of Cheektowaga, who worked for US Airways at Buffalo Niagara International Airport for many years, died Tuesday in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga. He was 60.

"Leo sent people on their way and welcomed them as they returned to Buffalo at US Air for over 30 years," his brother, Paul F., said. "If you flew US Air in and out of Buffalo with any regularity, you knew Leo."

Born in Buffalo, he grew up with six brothers playing football and baseball. As a football player for Cardinal Dougherty High School, he scored four touchdowns and gained 286 yards rushing in a game against Bishop Ryan High School in 1967.

He served in the Air Force Reserve and worked for US Airways from 1972 until he retired in 2004.

An avid golfer, he once played 192 rounds of golf at Bridgewater Country Club in a single year, reducing his handicap to seven. He was frequently cited as a sports expert by Buffalo News columnist Bob Curran.

Surviving are four brothers, Paul, Joseph, James and Francis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Saturday in Infant of Prague Catholic Church, 921 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga.


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