Uttaro, Louis R.

Louis R. Uttaro, 87, of Portales, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at his residence.

He was born Sept.15, 1918, in Rochester, N.Y., to Frances and Salvatore Uttaro. He grew up in Rochester, where he attended school. He entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II in Europe in the 14th Armored Division. He was married to Jennie Malvaso on Nov. 4, 1941, in Rochester.

Following honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he began working as a carpenter. He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union for 50 years before retiring and moving to Las Vegas, Nev. He was a communicant of Prince of Peace Parish and was a member of the American Legion, the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, and the Knights of Columbus. He had recently moved to Portales to live with his daughter, Linda.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry Uttaro; grandson, James Uttaro; and by his wife.

Survivors include his daughter, Linda Uttaro of Portales; his grandchild, Gianna Uttaro of Portales; and sister, Ann Cisterna of Rochester, N.Y.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.