HONORING THE LIFE OF MR. LOUIS C. DeBERGALIS
(Extensions of Remarks - February 14, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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              HONORING THE LIFE OF MR. LOUIS C. DeBERGALIS

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                           HON. BRIAN HIGGINS

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, February 14, 2013

  Mr. HIGGINS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of Louis C. 
DeBergalis, who passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the age of 
69.
   A proud member of Ironworkers Local 6 who shared a family-owned 
small business, Mr. DeBergalis exemplified the American Dream. Along 
with his brother, Rocco Jr., he co-owned Rod Placing, a steel 
reinforcing company started by his father, Rocco.
   Mr. DeBergalis was a family man. In addition to his role and pride 
in the family business, he loved his daughters, Tonya Balash and 
Jacquelyn Criola; son, Jeffrey; mother, Olympia; sister, Mary Rose 
Gaughan; and three brothers Joseph, Paul, and Rocco Jr.
   Mr. DeBergalis lived most of his life in Buffalo's Lovejoy 
neighborhood. He took pride in his heritage and community, holding 
membership in the Big Timers Italian-American Club. In his down time, 
he enjoyed a variety of activities including gardening, cooking, and 
stone carving.
   Mr. Speaker, I kindly ask you to join me and our colleagues as we 
stand in this moment to honor the life of Mr. Louis C. DeBergalis and 
offer our deepest condolences to his family.

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