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Philip F. Tagliarini, owner, operator of Falls service station Aug. 21, 1927 -- March 28, 2010

Philip F. Tagliarini, a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls and longtime owner and operator of his family's business, Pete's Service Station, died Sunday in Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo. He was 82.

Mr. Tagliarini operated an automobile service station at Pine Avenue and 30th Street along with his brothers, Peter and the late Americo "Buck" Tagliarini. As a member of the Pine Avenue Business Association, the service station had been honored as the association's Small Business of the Year.

Mr. Tagliarini was an avid photographer and a member and past president of the Cataract Camera Club.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, the former Delores A. Kania; three sons, Thomas C., Peter F. and Randy P.; a daughter, Maria M. Genero Tagliarini, who is a weather forecaster for WGRZ-TV Channel 2 in Buffalo; a sister, Margaret Nastasi; and his brother, Peter.

Services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Thursday in M.J. Colucci and Son Niagara Funeral Chapel, 2730 Military Road, Town of Niagara, and at 11 in St. Raphael's Church, College and Macklem avenues.

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