2010-08-04 / Obituaries

Anthony R. D’Alba, longtime employee at Trico Products Corp.

D’Alba D’Alba Anthony Russell D’Alba, 86, formerly of Williamsville, died Monday, July 26, 2010, in Florida after a brief illness.

Mr. D’Alba was born Aug. 9, 1923, in Buffalo. In 1950, he graduated

from the University at Buffalo School of Mechanical Engineering with a bachelor’s degree.

He served in the Air Force from 1943 to 1946, during World War II.

Mr. D’Alba worked at Bell Aircraft in Niagara Falls and Avro in Toronto. He then worked at Trico Products Corp. for 26 years, retiring in 1983.

From 1950 to 1960, he lived in Buffalo. He then moved his family, including his late wife of 46 years, Eleanor, and their four children, to Williamsville.

Last October, he moved to Florida with his wife, Frances.

Mr. D’Alba enjoyed creating ships in bottles, cooking and dancing. He was a UB Bulls and Buffalo Bills fan, and he also enjoyed listening to big band music, especially Stan Getz and Oscar Peterson.

His humility and charity were practiced daily.

He is survived by his second wife, Frances; sons, Mark (Lori), Anthony and Gregory (Jenny); daughter, Catherine Measer (Trey); 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor; brother, Salvatore; and sisters, Grace Sperazza, Agnes Castronova and Rose Machowski.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home, 5541 Main St., Williamsville.

A celebration of life will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, also at Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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