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Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Chief Executive Officer of the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors, John B. Leonardi presented a small token of appreciation to  Angelo LaDuca and Floyd Doring for spearheading the event.   
The Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS®, Inc. (BNAR) presented a special award from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to seventeen members of BNAR for forty years of service to the real estate industry.  The awards were presented at a luncheon at the Buffalo Launch Club in Grand Island, New York.

Realtor Emeriti Honorees this year were Geraldine Andolina of Century 21 Winklhofer; Judith Black, Joan Grandoni, Patricia Jerome, Maurice Johnson from RealtyUSA;  Thomas Blaine of F.E. Blaine Realtors;  Michael Hooper of Hooper Realty; Lynda Mason of Century 21 Ganey; Elizabeth and Ernest Paradiso of WNY Metro Paradiso Realty;  Sam Talarico from Coldwell Banker Integrity Real Estate;  Leona Frank, Patricia Kowalski and Elaine McCune from MJ Peterson Real Estate; Gary Kenline, Barbara Maturski and Renee Paul Hess from Hunt Real Estate ERA.  Also attending the event to share congratulations were over thirty past Realtor Emeriti.

NAR and BNAR have honored a total of ninety three Realtor Emeriti throughout the years.  Awardees were presented with a lapel pin from the National Association of REALTORS® which will be worn with pride for their dedication to the real estate profession.  A special thanks to Angela LaDuca, retired REALTOR and Floyd Doring of Re/Max North for spearheading the luncheon.

“BNAR is proud to honor these individuals.  Their passion and commitment to the real estate industry for so many years makes them remarkable role models”,  said John B. Leonardi, Chief Executive Officer of BNAR.

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The Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS® is one of more than 1,300 local boards and associations that comprise the National Association of REALTORS®.  As the nation's largest trade association, NAR is "The Voice for Real Estate," representing over one million members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. For a list of local real estate professionals and/or our REALTOR® Emeriti contact the BNAR at 636-9000 or visit
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