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2014-09-17 / Obituaries

Calvin Anthony Caruso Sr., founder, Calvin’s Furniture

Calvin Anthony Caruso Sr., 90, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

Born in DuBois, Pennsylvania, Mr. Caruso always had an appreciation for his father’s hard work in the coal mine. Following his father’s passing, the family moved to Tonawanda, where he attended North Tonawanda High School.

Mr. Caruso also served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

In 1952, he founded Calvin’s Furniture in Kenmore. The store is now located in Williamsville, where it remains a family operated business. He was always seen greeting customers and empowering them with an understanding of quality furniture.

Mr. Caruso also was a parishioner and usher at St. Gregory the Great Church.

He enjoyed family vacations, where they ventured to California, Florida and Newport, Rhode Island, as well as Mexico, London and Italy. In addition, he had fun racing cars, riding motorcycles and boating.

Mr.Carusoissurvivedbyhiswife,Louise;twodaughters,CindyBlankenberg and Nancy Bieger; two sons, Robert and Calvin Jr.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elvena Woodward.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 11 at St. Gregory the Great Church.

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