FORESTVILLE - Alfred "Butch" Frontuto, 77, of Eagle St., Forestville, died Sunday, Dec. 23 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, following a short illness. He was born in Manton, Minn., on Dec.19, 1935, the son of the late Rocco and Violet (Haveman) Frontuto.
Alfred Frontuto served in the U.S. Army alongside Elvis Presley. After leaving the military, he worked at Niagara Therapy in Brocton and then worked as a looper for the former Al-Tech Specialty Steel Corp., Dunkirk, for 30 years, retiring in 1997. Frontuto was a member of the South Dayton American Legion Post No. 1593. He bowled in many leagues, loved to play cards, socialize with his friends, ride around the countryside and watch football.
Survivors include eight brothers, Robert Frontuto of Forestville, Gerald Frontuto of Batavia, Joseph (Helen) Frontuto of Ripley, Charles Frontuto of Jamestown, Peter (Carol) Frontuto of Jamestown, Paul (Marsha) Frontuto of Forestville, Edward (Dorothy) Frontuto of Brocton and Elmer (Pat) Frontuto of Jamestown; two sisters, Betty (Joe) Lansky, Jr., of Monroe Falls, Ohio and Rosealie Braymiller of Silver Creek; and many nieces and nephews, two of which to whom he served as a father figure - his niece Diane Perkins and his great niece Ashley Hale.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, William "Buddy" Peter Frontuto; a sister, Evelyn Brown; two nephews, Joseph D. Frontuto and Robert W. Frontuto; and by two great-nephews, Joey Kunch and Ricky Hale.
Friends were welcome to call at the Riles and Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main St., Forestville on Thursday, Dec. 27 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services were held Friday morning at 11 a.m., with Pastor Molly Golando of the Sheridan United Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed in Forestville Cemetery. Graveside military services were conducted by members of South Dayton American Legion Post No. 1593.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Forestville Fire Department Emergency and Rescue Squad, Chestnut St., Forestville, N.Y. 14062. To post condolences, go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.