Weekly Feature

2010-01-13 / Obituaries

Joseph R. Digati, line inspector, performer

Digati Digati Joseph R. Digati Jr., 72, of East Amherst, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Hospice Buffalo.

Mr. Digati was born Nov. 6, 1937, in Buffalo. He graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in 1955 and then attended Erie Community College and Bryant & Stratton College.

In 1966, Mr. Digati began working as a draftsman and designer for Niagara Mohawk Power Company. In 1976 he moved to the line department. He was a line inspector in Niagara County when he retired in 1998. From 1999 to 2007, he worked as a pharmacy assistant for Rite Aid Drug Store.

Mr. Digati enjoyed music, especially jazz. He played the string bass with many groups from 1952 to 1992, all over the country. He played with Aretha Franklin and in the Buffalo Town Casino, Chez Ami, Glenn Casino and the Royal Arms.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra; sons, Jason and Matthew; daughters, Laura, Patricia and Sandra; three grandchildren; and brother, Salvatore.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Russell.

A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at St. Mary’s Church in Swormville.

Arrangements were made by Amigone Funeral Home.

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