Sept. 18, 1930 – March 1, 2013
LOCKPORT – Charles J. “Chuck” Montedoro, longtime football coach and history teacher at Lockport High School, died Friday in his Lockport home under the care of Niagara Hospice. He was 82.
A Lockport native, Mr. Montedoro was a 1959 graduate of Edinboro (Pa.) State Teachers College. He also had played semiprofessional football.
After college, he taught in the Lockport school system for 30 years, retiring in 1989. He served as a junior varsity and head football coach from 1967 to 1980.
Mr. Montedoro also was an amateur and high school basketball referee for 25 years, retiring in 1989, and was a part-time Niagara County sheriff’s deputy during the summers, from 1958 to 1991.
A member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, he was active in the Holy Name Society and served on the Church Council.
Mr. Montedoro was an active hunter and fisherman. In 1973, he built a cabin in Allegany State Park, which was enjoyed over the years by family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Catherine Porretta; a son, Charles; three daughters, Carla Anderson, Cathy Jane Kowalski and Caryn Robins; and a sister, Maureen Hildreth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday in All Saints Parish Oratory, 391 Market St.
Prayers will precede the Mass at 10:30 in Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St.