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GERACE, Richard S. "Big Bear"

GERACE - Richard S. "Big Bear" Suddenly, October 28, 2016, beloved father of Joseph Gerace and Samantha (David Paglicci) Gerace; loving grandfather of David Joseph Paglicci; son of Norma Jean (Robert) Neale and the late Carmen R. Gerace; stepson of LuAnn Gerace; brother of Cheryl (Ronald) Byer, Michael and Christopher Gerace; uncle of Madison Byer; former husband of Tracy Lynn Gerace; stepfather of Stephanie A. Andrews; step-grandfather of Anthony and Amari Smoke. The family will be present to receive friends Friday 4-8 PM and Saturday 10-11 AM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner Parker Blvd.) where Funeral Services will follow at 11 AM. Family and friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorials may be made in Richard's memory to Hogs and Heroes Foundation, c/o 656 Creekside Dr., Tonawanda, NY 14150. "Big Bear" was NYS Director of the Hogs and Heroes Foundation. Please share your condolences at

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