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Peter A. DiNoto, aircraft engineer, camera shop owner, government consultant and office manager

July 15, 1919 – Feb. 25, 2015

NIAGARA FALLS – Peter A. DiNoto, of Niagara Falls, died Feb. 25 in Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo after a brief illness. He was 95.

Born in Pekin, Mr. DiNoto attended area schools and later the University of Chicago, where he earned his degree in aeronautical engineering.

He married the former Janet V. Porfilio in Niagara Falls on June 12, 1941. Mrs. DiNoto died Dec. 6, 1985.

During World War II, Mr. DiNoto was employed by Curtiss-Wright Company as an aircraft engineer and worked on the P-51 Mustang Project. He later owned and operated the Frontier Camera Shop on Falls Street in Niagara Falls for 30 years and taught adult education classes in math and photography.

He was also fluent in five languages and served as a consultant for the U.S. government. During the 1970s, he served as the office manager for Girasole Real Estate in Niagara Falls until his retirement.

Mr. DiNoto was a founding member of the Embassy Club in Niagara Falls. He also enjoyed fishing and especially loved taking care of his home aquariums.

Mr. DiNoto is survived by a son, Darryl, and a daughter, Marsha Bruno; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A private burial service was held at the convenience of the family.

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