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Thomas DeMunda, worked in building construction and crafting cabinets

Aug. 25, 1936 – Feb. 28, 2016

Thomas J. DeMunda, of Niagara Falls, who worked in the building construction business for many years, died Sunday in Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston. He was 79.

Born in Philadelphia, he moved to Niagara Falls in 1955. Mr. DeMunda built numerous homes in the Falls, including his own.

He also worked on large public projects such as the Earl W. Brydges Public Library and the Niagara Power Project. He graduated from Buffalo State College and shared his construction skills teaching building trades to students at Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services for 20 years.

Mr. DeMunda developed expertise in the craft of fine cabinetry. He made a variety of custom cabinets through his private business, Quality Cabinets, before retiring in 1995.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing and bowling. He traveled extensively throughout the United States and, for the last 16 years, spent his winters in Florida.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Mary Ingrasci; two daughters, Josie Mercurio and Angela Martin; and six grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Vincent de Paul Parish at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls.

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