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FORESTVILLE:  Alfred “Butch” Frontuto, 77, of Eagle Street, Forestville, died Sunday, December 23rd, at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, following a short illness.  He was born in Manton, MI on December 19, 1935, the son of the late Rocco and Violet (Haveman) Frontuto.

Mr. Frontuto served in the U.S. Army alongside Elvis Presley.  After leaving the military, he worked at Niagara Therapy in Brocton and then worked as a Looper for the former Al-Tech Specialty Steel Corp., Dunkirk, for 30 years, retiring in 1997.  Mr. Frontuto was a member of the South Dayton American Legion Post #1593.  He bowled in many leagues, loved to play cards, socialize with his friends, ride around the countryside and watch football.

Survivors include eight brothers, Robert Frontuto, of Forestville, Gerald Frontuto, of Batavia, Joseph (Helen) Frontuto, of Ripley, Charles Frontuto, of Jamestown, Peter (Carol) Frontuto, of Jamestown, Paul (Marsha) Frontuto, of Forestville, Edward (Dorothy) Frontuto, of Brocton, Elmer (Pat) Frontuto, of Jamestown, two sisters, Betty (Joe) Lansky, Jr., of Monroe Falls, OH and Rosealie Braymiller, of Silver Creek.  Also surviving are many nieces & nephews, 2 of which he served as a father figure to – his niece Diane Perkins & his great niece Ashley Hale.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother William “Buddy” Peter Frontuto, by a sister Evelyn Brown, by 2 nephews Joseph D. Frontuto and Robert W. Frontuto and by 2 great nephews Joey Kunch and Ricky Hale.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday from 3-5 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning, at 11 o’clock, with Pastor Molly Golando, of the Sheridan United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.  Graveside Military Services will be conducted by members of South Dayton American Legion Post #1593.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, Chestnut Street, Forestville, NY 14062.  To post condolences go to

3 Comments on Obituary Notice- Alfred “Butch” Frontuto

  1. Molly Golando says:

    Dear Bob,
    My prayers are with you during this time. Agnes was a wonderful woman. She made me feel welcomed on many occasions. The world will be a lesser place without her presence, but heaven is now an even more wonderful place. I know you will miss her greatly. I hope that her faith will be a comfort to you.
    with peace and hope,
    Molly Golando

  2. Butch will be greatly missed, what a super guy with such a great sense of humor! RIP my friend.

  3. mrs. clayton wickham says:

    My husband Sonny Wickham was good friends with Butch for many years, and I wanted to express sympathy to the family. Sonny passed away Nov 13. Butch always stopped and visited when we were at our cottage in Sunset Bay. We missed seeing him after we left the Bay.

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