"He liked schmoozing," said his wife, Rita, who had been married to him for 27 years. "I really think if it were a different lifetime for him, he could have been in politics."
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She said the family appreciated "everyone's love and support, and further details regarding funeral arrangements will be forthcoming in the next few days."
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