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Anthony Ciampa, town chief plumbing inspector; Jan. 17, 1943 -- March 18, 2011

Anthony Ciampa of Amherst, retired chief plumbing inspector for the Town of Amherst, died Friday in his home. He was 68.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Ciampa was a graduate of School 76 and McKinley High School, and he earned an associate's degree from Erie Community College in 1966.

Mr. Ciampa started working for the Town of Amherst in July 1978. He became an assistant inspector in 1981, then chief plumbing inspector in 1991. He was a member of Plumbers Local 36. He retired in 2004.

He also taught in a plumbing apprenticeship program at the old Pierce-Arrow plant in 1971 and worked for Wickson-Deckert as drafstman-estimator and plumber.

An avid camper and traveler, Mr. Ciampa was a member of the Ontario Overlanders, Family Motorcoach Association. He also was a member of the Polaris Gun Club.

Survivors include his companion of 30 years, Joan; a daughter, Renee Kreuzer; a brother, Daniel; and a sister,

Josephine Ciampa Giordano.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:15 a.m. today in St. Paul Catholic Church, Delaware Avenue and Victoria Boulevard, Kenmore.

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