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Ignatius R. Scaduto, retired supermarket owner

June 2, 1929 – Sept. 25, 2016

Ignatius R. “Iggy” Scaduto, of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired supermarket owner, died Sunday in Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clarence. He was 87.

Born in Buffalo, he began working at his family’s grocery, Scaduto’s One Stop Market at West and Hampshire streets, as a boy and left Grover Cleveland High School in his junior year to help his mother with the business after his father died.

They operated the store until 1969, when he and his younger brother, Jerome, established a B-Kwik Market on Ensminger Road in the Town of Tonawanda. He and his brother sold the business and retired in 1994.

Mr. Scaduto had been active in the Ken-Ton Sertoma Club since it was founded in 1972, serving on the board of directors, assisting in fundraising and helping coordinate the annual Thanksgiving dinners for the needy and elderly, the Easter egg hunt and the Christmas party.

He was honored as the club’s Sertoman of the Year in 1992.

He also received its Centurion Award in 1990 and a certificate of appreciation in 1991.

His wife of 61 years, the former Mary Matteliano, died last December.

In addition to his brother, survivors include two sons, Samuel and Edward; a daughter, Rosemary Zimmer; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1085 Englewood Ave., Town of Tonawanda.

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