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2015-02-11 / Obituaries

Salvatore Sciandra, veteran, master electrician


Sciandra Sciandra Salvatore Sciandra, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. He was 86.

Mr. Sciandra grew up in the City of Buffalo and was the son of Italian immigrants. He attended Buffalo Public School 1 and Grover Cleveland High School.

After high school, he joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 41 before being drafted into the Army. Mr. Sciandra served in Korea during the Korean War.

Upon returning to Buffalo, he completed his apprenticeship training and became a journeyman electrician. Mr. Sciandra then earned a bachelor’s degree in education and became a trade electricity instructor with Erie 1 BOCES.

Also a licensed master electrician, he created and administered the City of Buffalo master electrician exams during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Following retirement, Mr. Sciandra became more involved in fishing and joined The Queen City Chordsmen, a barbershop singing group. Though he was able to play piano, he took formal lessons after his teaching career ended.

Mr. Sciandra is survived by his wife of 61 years, Anna (nee Sebastiano); two daughters, Anne Siminski and Maria Sciandra; two sons, Salvatore and Angelo; one brother, Thomas; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at St. Mark Church, 401 Woodward Ave., Buffalo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Buffalo, NY 14221.

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