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Vincent P. DelZoppo, decorated WWII veteran

March 25, 1922 – Dec. 21, 2014

Vincent P. “Jim” DelZoppo died Sunday in Our Lady of Peace Health Care Center after a lengthy illness. He was 92.

A lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, he attended St. Joseph’s Elementary School and Trott Vocational High School, where he was co-captain for the football team. He studied at Niagara University.

During World War II, he served in the Army Signal Corps as a cryptographic technician in the 17th Signal Service Corps at the War Department Code Center at the Pentagon. He received the Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal.

Mr. DelZoppo retired from the Carborundum Company in 1982 after 41 years of service with the export department and bonded abrasives division, managing the major industrial accounts.

He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Church, and a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 247 for over 51 years. He enjoyed daily walks on Goat Island, traveling, fishing, reading and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, the former Doreen Clark; a daughter, Maureen Richardson; a son, James; a sister, Bernadine Pinizzotto; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, following prayers at 9:15 a.m. in the Spallino-Amigone Funeral Home, 1300 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.

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