May 30, 1955 – Oct. 26, 2012

NIAGARA FALLS – Nicholas “Nicki” L. Pullano Jr., of Niagara Falls, who graduated with honors in business while maintaining a rigorous work schedule, died Friday after a long illness. He was 57.

A native of Niagara Falls, he graduated from the former LaSalle High School and worked in his wife’s family business, Cataract Lumber, in Niagara Falls. He later worked as a meter reader for National Grid.

While working 70 hours a week, Mr. Pullano continued his education and earned his business degree cum laude from Medaille College in Buffalo. He also was an avid hunter.

Survivors include his wife, the former Lorraine Villani; two children, Vincent, and Miquel Tomkiel; his parents, Nicholas L. and Jane Granto Pullano Sr.; and a sister, Donna Fontanarosa.

A Memorial Mass will be offered at 6 p.m. Tuesday in St. Vincent de Paul Parish of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1055 N. Military Road.