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Daniel Dintino Sr., manager, Little League coach

Dec. 14, 1942 – April 12, 2013

Daniel Dintino Sr. of Hamburg, who enjoyed a management career in retail sales in the Buffalo area, died Friday in Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, after a short illness. He was 70.

A graduate of Bishop Fallon High School, Mr. Dintino went on to climb the ladder of success in retail sales, first by joining Twin Fair as a stock boy in 1960. In 20 years at Twin Fair, he became a toy buyer and manager, and in the 1970s, he opened stores on Eggert Road in Amherst, Packard Road in Niagara Falls and on Seneca Street.

After Twin Fair closed in 1982, Mr. Dintino worked in management for Child World from 1982 to 1992 and for BJ’s Wholesale from 1993 to 2007, when he retired.

Active in the community, Mr. Dintino coached Little League Baseball for Cheektowaga’s Southline Athletic Association. He also was an AARP driving instructor and served as president of the Country Meadows Condominium Association. He enjoyed bicycling and antique cars.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, the former Phyllis A. Sorrentino; two daughters, Susan Meidenbauer and Cindy Pearlstein; two sons, Daniel Jr. and Christopher; his father, Angelo; and three brothers, Dennis, Ralph and Raymond.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Francis Drive, Athol Springs.

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