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May 24, 1937 – March 9, 2013

Vito S. Lenoci, a retired history teacher and attendance administrator with the Buffalo Public Schools, died March 9 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where the Western New York resident spent his winters. He was 75.

Born in Buffalo, he was a 1954 graduate of Grover Cleveland High School and a 1959 graduate of Canisius College. Mr. Lenoci earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history. He also attended the University of Rochester.

In addition to his many years as a history teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools, Mr. Lenoci was an active member of the Buffalo Teachers Federation and served on its executive committee. He also was a delegate to New York Education Association and the National Education Association.

A longtime resident of Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood, Mr. Lenoci owned several properties in the area and was a committee member of the Allentown Association. He traveled extensively, including Italy, England, Paris and Russia. He spent a sabbatical in Puerto Rico.

There is a special scholarship foundation set up at Canisius College in his name, the Vito S. Lenoci and Terrence R. McHenry Educational Foundation.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. May 24 in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, St. Gregory Court and Maple Road, Amherst.