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Anthony J. Caraglin, Ret. N.F.P.D. passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Elderwood Health Care at Crestwood in the Town of Wheatfield, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY he was the son of the late Giovanni and Giovanna (Soro) Caraglin.Anthony was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY and attended local schools. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1946 until his honorable discharge in 1948. He then served in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves. He was awarded a World War II Victory Medal and a Presidential Unit Citation. He began working at National Carbon in Niagara Falls as a truck driver from 1948 until being called back to active service during the Korean War from 1950 until September 13, 1951. Following his discharge from the Marines he continued working at National Carbon until he became a member of the Niagara Falls Police Department in 1956 until retiring in 1985. Anthony was a lifetime member of the American Legion and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #247 in Niagara Falls. He enjoyed going to his cabin in the Southern Tier with his family and friends.
Anthony was predeceased by his wife, Inez D. (D'Andrea) Caraglin who he married on April 15, 1950 at St. Joseph Church in Niagara Falls, NY. He is survived by one son, Anthony J. Caraglin, Jr. and was predeceased by one son, Robert (Colleen) Caraglin. He is also survived by three grandchildren Shannon (Bill) Fundis, Janelle (Jeff) Vicki and Christopher Caraglin; one great granddaughter, Lillian Fundis, one sister-in-law, Zania (late Paul) Schiro and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by one grandson, Robert Caraglin; three sisters, Bonita (late Stan) Kawara, Sr. Jean Patrice Caraglin and Mary (late Anthony) Tedesco; two brothers, James (late Kay) Caraglin and Frank (Dorothy) Caraglin. He was the son-in-law of the late Angelo and Angela D'Andrea and brother-in-law of the late Joseph (late Esther) Taddie, Arnie (late Mary) D'Andrea, Lillian (late Mario) DeMarchi and Sylvia (late Joseph) Metro.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4 - 7 p.m. at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, April 1st at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent De Paul at St. Leo's Church, 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY. Flowers are graciously declined. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Ste. 6, Williamsville, NY 14221.
Visit www.mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com.
Published on March 29, 2016
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