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HARASTY, Louis James

HARASTY - Louis James March 1, 2015, at the age of 90, beloved husband of 52 years of the late Joan Marie (nee Leonard) Harasty; dear father of Mary Joan (Thomas) Newell, Barbara Andler, Peter Harasty, John (companion Keren Colsten) Harasty, US Navy Commander Paul (Axelle nee Cuisinier) Harasty, Patricia (Derrick) Weeks, Carol (Christopher) Fillip and the late Joseph Harasty; beloved grandfather of Samantha (Devin) Farley, Kristin (companion Josh Crisp) Harasty, Lucas, Victoria and James Andler, Evan, Ulysse and Nelson Harasty, Sarah and Catherine Fillip, Patrick (Lisa) and Ryan Newell; also survived by two great-grandchildren. The family will be present at the JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME (Amherst Chapel), 280 Grover Cleveland Hwy., on Tuesday 6-8 PM and Wednesday 4-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mark's RC Church, 401 Woodward Ave. on Thursday at 9:30 AM. Lou was a World War II veteran, photographer at Magnificat newspaper and teacher at McKinley High School. Share online condolences at

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