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April 9, 1923 – Jan. 23, 2013

Victor A. DeLucia of Buffalo, a retired master plumber who operated his own plumbing and heating business, died Tuesday in Mercy Hospital. He was 89.

Born in Buffalo, he was a 1940 graduate of McKinley High School.

During World War II, he served in the Army with the 104th Infantry Division, known as the “Timberwolves” Division, which saw combat throughout Western and Central Europe. The division traveled through Belgium and Holland before linking up with the Russian army at the Mulde River in Germany.

Mr. DeLucia was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroism and bravery.

After his military service, Mr. DeLucia resumed his vocation as a master plumber. In 1956, he and a partner opened DeLucia and Sullivan’s Plumbing and Heating. Mr. DeLucia retired in the late 1980s.

He was a member of the National Timberwolf Association and the Niagara Frontiersmen Pistol and Rifle Club.

His wife of 43 years, Antoinette Bellanca DeLucia, died in 1992.

He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Cook.

A service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Buszka Funeral Home, 2005 Clinton St.