Political, business leader dies at 70

Daniel Magliocca, who worked to bring business and a better quality of life to city residents, died
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Daniel Magliocca, who worked to bring business and a better quality of life to city residents, died Tuesday at the age of 70.

Magliocca served as a Montgomery County supervisor from the city’s 2nd Ward and as 2nd Ward alderman. His son, Louis Magliocca, said his father served the county for nearly 10 years before successfully running for alderman, serving on the Common Council for about six years.

Magliocca also served on the Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency board for more than a decade and was instrumental in the development of the city’s industrial parks and recreational parks, and the development of Riverlink Park.

City Assessor Michael Chiara called Magliocca “one of the nicest guys you’d ever want to meet.”

“He was an all-around good guy,” Chiara said. “He always took an interest in the city and was available 24 hours a day. He’ll be missed.”

Louis Magliocca said although his father was a Republican, he worked well with everyone and even helped Democrat Jim Martuscello get elected as 5th Ward alderman in the 1990s.

“He was basically my political adviser,” Martuscello said. “He was very upbeat and had a good pulse on the city. He gave me a lot of advice.”

Martuscello said he appointed Magliocca to the AIDA board. “He helped generate a lot of money for the city of Amsterdam,” he said.

Martuscello first met Magliocca when he coached his three sons, Louis, Joseph and Michael, in football. All three boys played football for Bishop Scully High School and in college.

Louis Magliocca said his father was an “old fashioned dad” who was very involved with his sons’ activities. “Family always came first,” he said. “Everything we did we did together.”

Louis Magliocca said he and his two brothers, who live locally, were able to spend one last Father’s Day as a family and celebrate their father’s 70th birthday June 16.

“I couldn’t ask for anything more,” Magliocca said. Besides his three sons, Magliocca is survived by his wife, Lynn, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services are through the Riley Mortuary. Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Riley Mortuary and Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. A funeral Mass is at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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