Aug. 3, 1939 – March 5, 2015
Alfred S. Sortisio of South Buffalo, a retired Thruway Authority employee who was active in sports, died Thursday in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. He was 75.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Sortisio graduated in 1957 from Seneca Vocational High School. where he played baseball. After graduating, he pitched for several teams in the Buffalo Evening News MUNY C and B leagues.
Mr. Sortisio was a 40-year employee of the New York State Thruway Authority, working as a toll collector at the Williamsville Toll Barrier. He retired in 1995.
For 10 years, he served as director of St. Martins Athletic Club, a baseball league for South Buffalo youths ages 8 to 12.
He was a member of the Holland Hills Country Club, where he shot a hole-in-one on three occasions. He also bowled a 300 game.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, the former Maureen V. Stevens; two sons, Peter D. and Paul; a brother, James; and five grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Charity Parish (St. Ambrose site), 65 Ridgewood Road, Buffalo.