Dec. 25, 1920 - Sept. 10, 2012

Albert Ceccato, of Buffalo, a retired concrete contractor, died Sept. 10 in Hospice of the Valley, Mesa, Ariz., after a lengthy struggle with heart disease.

He was 91.

Born in Buffalo, he attended school in Italy and returned to the U.S. at age 17.

He served in the Army in ordnance supply in the Pacific during World War II, attaining the rank of corporal.

For more than 30 years, he owned and operated Albert Ceccato Concrete Construction Inc. in Buffalo, retiring in 1985.

He also worked for other residential and commercial construction companies and was president of Queen City Redi-Mix.

A golfer and hunter, Mr. Ceccato was an active member of the Buffalo Trap & Field Club and Transit Valley Country Club.

In retirement, he spent three months every winter in Arizona, golfing and enjoying his grandsons.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, the former Lena Piede; a daughter, Linda Altheide, a son, Gene A.; and a brother, Dino.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church, 157 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga.