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Comptroller Mychajliw reacts to passing of local business leaders

Modified: January 10, 2020 9:37am
Created: January 10, 2020 8:11am

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January 10, 2020

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw statement:

"I am saddened to learn that two treasured members of our community were killed in a helicopter crash in Pennsylvania. Mark Croce believed in the resurgence and potential of Buffalo when not many others did. Mark took a chance on developing in Buffalo, and in doing so, he inspired others to follow suit. Mark was the spark, the catalyst, of our downtown core’s rebirth. He was so committed to our city and region, a true believer who worked to make Buffalo a better place. My heart goes out to his family.
Michael Capriotto, also of Orchard Park, was passionate about his community, as well. A businessman who invested in Orchard Park, he always said ‘yes’ and answered the call when people or charitable causes needed help. A former Village of Orchard Park Trustee, Mr. Capriotto was actively involved in supporting the Veterans Memorial Park in Orchard Park and had served on the board of Woodlawn Cemetery, among many worthy organizations.  He owned the Kwik Fill directly across from Orchard Park Town Hall. He was a well known businessman and philanthropist who always gave back to the community he loved.  Our hearts are heavy today with the loss of these two great men."