STEPHEN P BUCELATA Stephen Paul Bucelata, 72 of Las Vegas, NV passed March 19, 2021 after a lengthy illness. Raised in Niagara Falls, NY with his sister Judy, by parents (predeceased) Ana (Donatelli) and Stephen Sr. Stephen graduated from Niagara Wheatfield High School, Sanborn NY, Brockport State University, Brockport NY and Niagara University, Niagara Falls NY. A Vietnam veteran, Stephen served as a psychiatric specialist 1972 to 1973. Medals received: National Defense Service, Vietnam Service Medal with Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Bar and Sharpshooter Badge. An avid bowler, he played in 3 different leagues, tournaments, and the ABC. Coached a high school team and served as President (1-year) of the Niagara Falls Men's Association. Worked as VP, Consumer Loans at Permanent Savings Bank, Niagara Falls. Taught in Niagara Falls School District which led he, and his wife, Blanche (Morgan, predeceased) of 32 years to move to Las Vegas, NV. Here teaching high school history for 26-years at Clark County School District and being a 5-time nominee to Who's Who of America's Teachers! Stephen is survived by sister Judith Mitravich (James), Palm Bay FL. Children Traci Young (Brett), Port Charlotte Fl; Anne (Russell) Amsdill-Ferrante and Ernest Amsdill, Las Vegas, NV; Harold and George Amsdill, Niagara Falls, NY; grand and great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Stephen and Blanche will be laid to rest at Palm Mortuary to spend eternity together. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society would be appreciated.

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Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Jun. 5, 2021.
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My deepest condolences for your loss. I knew Mr. Bucelata when I worked at Brinley Middle School from 1991-2000. I was a support staff member in the office and he was always a very kind and nice man in all my interactions with him. I am glad to have known him and will remember him and his great smile. I never knew about his service in the military and I would have liked to have thanked him. May he rest in peace.
Karen Ballew
June 5, 2021