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Jack Lindelow, self-taught carpenter, lifelong builder

December 11, 2009, 8:08 AM /

Feb. 24, 1929—Dec. 8, 2009

Jack Lindelow, a self-taught carpenter and a lifelong builder, died Tuesday in his Grand Island home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 80.

Born in Kane, Pa., Mr. Lindelow was a child when his family moved to this area.

Early in his career, Mr. Lindelow worked as a cabinetmaker for Kittinger Furniture. He used his talent for personal projects—including a boat— and started a business that built hundreds of homes, churches, and commercial and professional buildings throughout Erie and Niagara counties.

In the early 1970s, he teamed up with the Massaro family to serve as project manager in the development of hundreds of apartments and condominiums in Lewiston.

“There wasn’t anything he couldn’t accomplish,” said his wife, Carol Nalbone Lindelow, who worked with him for three decades. They enjoyed golfing together.

Mr. Lindelow was a member of the Niagara Frontier Homebuilders.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Jim and Joseph; a stepson, Robert Barr; three daughters, Ruth Earl, Jean Kuttruff and Ann Pepi; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Jacobs; two brothers, David and Roger; and a sister, Jeanne Moore.

Services are private.