Remo LoStracco, 76, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Niagara Hospice on Friday, February 22, 2013. Born and educated in Torre Dei Nolphi L'Aquila, Abruzzi, Italy, he was the son of the late Domenico and Adelina (Artista) LoStracco.
Remo moved to Niagara Falls, Ontario in 1954. He then relocated to Niagara Falls, NY in 1960. He married Marie "Dorothy" (Bevilacqua) LoStracco on October 8, 1960, in St. Joseph Church, Niagara Falls, NY, and she predeceased him on March 25, 1993. He married Marge L. (Stephens) LoStracco on April 5, 1997 in St. Joseph Church, Niagara Falls, NY. From 1955 until 1960, Remo worked through the Niagara Parks Commission as a cook at the Refectory Restaurant. Remo was schooled in Culinary Arts at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, where he worked as a chef, and later as a chef at the Seaway Hotel in Toronto, Ontario until 1960. In the 1960's, Remo worked as a Chef at the Treadway Inn Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY and the Red Lobster located in Tonawanda, NY. He was later employed at the former Hooker Chemical Corporation, now Occidental Petroleum, in Niagara Falls, NY, until his retirement as a millwright in 1996 after 28 years of service.
Remo was a member of the Cristoforo Colombo Society in Niagara Falls, NY, where he formerly held office and volunteered for bingo and many other functions. He was also an avid Bocce player and participated in the various Cristoforo Colombo Bocce Leagues. Mr. LoStracco enjoyed gardening, traveling and loved to cook.
In addition to his wife, Marge LoStracco, Remo is survived by his daughter, Gina (Michael W.) Game, Sr. and was predeceased by a son, Mark LoStracco. He is also survived by a grandson, Michael W. Game, Jr.; three step-children, P. Diane Ammons of Greenville, AL, Nita (David) Ducette of Niagara Falls, NY, and Betty (Gordon) Grover of Galeton, PA; five step-grandchildren, Trisha John, Toni Donaldson, Nathan Bennett, Rachel Carson, and Janelle Stahley; nine step-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Agostino (Anna) LoStracco, Duilio (Felicetta) LoStracco, Pierino (Mafalda) LoStracco, and Giovanni (Elia) LoStracco, all of Niagara Falls, ON; sisters-in-law, Wanda (late Joseph) Chonka and Elda (late Michael) Panepinto; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Romolo (Barbara of Niagara Falls, NY) LoStracco and Gino (late Genoveffa) LoStracco.
Visitation on Monday from 4-8 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will begin on Tuesday, February 26th at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, NY, with Rev. Duane R. Klizek, officiating. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY. If desired, memorials may be made to Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph Church or Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094.
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