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Anthony V. Sgroi, retired laborer at General Motors plant in the Town of Tonawanda

Jan. 28, 1921 — March 9, 2015

Anthony V. Sgroi, a retired laborer at the General Motors plant in the Town of Tona-wanda and a recipient of two Bronze Stars during World War II, died Monday at his home in Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood. He was 94.

Born in Buffalo, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and received Bronze Stars for his service in the South Pacific and at Iwo Jima.

Mr. Sgroi was the manager of the Vermont Grill on Buffalo’s West Side and was a laborer at the General Motors plant for many years until his retirement in 1975.

He also was a charter member of Local 774, United Auto Workers, and an accomplished carpenter.

His late wife was the former Louise Swiatek.

He is survived by a son, Michael A.; two daughters, Patricia A. Minish and Judy A. Hayman; a sister, Josephine Sgroi; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in James E. Grace Funeral Home, 335 Ontario St.

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