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Posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 8:19 pm | Updated: 8:20 pm, Tue Feb 6, 2018.

James W. Mildrew

Sept. 23, 1937-Feb. 3, 2018


James Walter Mildrew, known as Jim, died on Saturday, February 3. He was 80.

Mr. Mildrew, the son of the late Walter D. Mildrew and Doris J. Malone Mildrew of St. Marys, Pa., was born on September 23, 1937 in St. Marys, Pa., where he grew up and attended St. Marys High School.

Mr. Mildrew attended the College of William & Mary and the University at Buffalo. He worked at Worthington Pump in Buffalo designing piping systems. He retired in 1999 from Hesse Industrial Sales.

Mr. Mildrew loved construction projects, and his pride and joy was the Mildrew family cottage, "Waldora," which he designed and oversaw its construction in Glen Hazel, Pa.

He and his wife of 60 years, Shirley Ann "Becky" Cattoni, moved to the Buffalo area where they raised their three children, James R. Mildrew, Jane Marie Lariviere who preceded him in death, and Deborah Lynn VanDeVen.

He is survived by his wife; children; grandchildren Jeffrey Lariviere, Mitchell Lariviere and Tessa Jane Lariviere; son-in-law Ralph Lariviere; brothers Dave (Julie) Mildrew, Michael Mildrew and Donald (Janet) Mildrew; and sisters Christine (Ronald) Yeager, Kathy (Cliff) Moore and Diane (Steve) DeStephano.

In addition to his parents and daughter Jane, he is preceded in death by his brother John D. Mildrew.

Urban-Amigone Funeral Home, 7540 Clinton Street, Elma, has made all the arrangements.

A funeral service will be held Thurs., Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. in the Urban-Amigone Funeral Home. A luncheon will follow at the Elma Towne Grille, 6659 Clinton Street, Elma.

A private celebration of Mr. Mildrew’s life will be held at a later date in St. Marys, Pa., where his cremated remains will be buried.

Friends and family are invited to share condolences online at www.amigone.com.


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