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Francis “John” J. Pitillo Jr.

Francis “John” J. Pitillo Jr., 70, recently of Leesburg, Fla., passed away November 16, 2017 at the Orlando Regional Medical Center.

John was born in Springville on Sept. 29, 1947 to the late Francis J. Sr. and Marjorie Pitillo.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam. He worked as an operator for the West Valley Demonstration Project and loved spending time with family, his friends at LJ’s Lounge, golfing and fishing.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Shea.

John is survived by his children Mike (Tasha) Pitillo of Loveland, Ohio and Katie Pitillo of Yorkshire; a sister Donna Turner of Leesburg, Fla.; two granddaughters Emilee and Olivia Pitillo; beloved friend Dave Dvorak; several nieces, nephews and many Pitillo family members in the Buffalo area.

Friends may call Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 E. Main St., Springville where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springville.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Springville VFW Post 5260, 650 E. Main St., Springville.

Online condolences may be made at


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