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Aug. 29, 1930 – July 27, 2014

Michael V. Milazzo, who designed and built many upscale homes in the Buffalo area, died Sunday in his Clarence home. He was 83.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Milazzo was a graduate of New York State Technical Institute and the Naval Sea Cadet Academy in Pensacola, Fla., and was a Navy veteran.

Mr. Milazzo ran his luxury home-building business, Milazzo V. Milazzo Builders, from 1966 to 1996.

He received a Feature Performance award from Professional Builder magazine for his 60-home Woodbridge Village project, the first cluster development in Western New York.

He enjoyed traveling.

Mr. Milazzo is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Skoczylas; two daughters, Dana Zendano and Korey Chodash; a son, Steve; a brother, Joseph; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 4375 Harris Hill Road at Main Street, Clarence.