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June 15, 1928 – May 1, 2013

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Friday in St. Andrew Catholic Church, Sheridan Drive at Elmwood Avenue, Town of Tonawanda, for Louis Turco, a pioneer in the local fast-food industry who helped popularize the foot-long hot dog.

Mr. Turco, who founded Louie’s Foot-Long Hot Dogs in 1951, died Wednesday at age 84.