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Luca Esposito, known locally for love of dancing, dies at age 82

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Luca Esposito, a Utica man known locally for his love of dancing, has died at age 82.

Posted: Oct 12, 2018 12:10 PM

Luca Esposito, a Utica man known locally for his love of dancing, has died at age 82.

Esposito graduated from Proctor High School in 1954 and then went on to serve with the U.S. Army, according to his obituary. He then attended Utica College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting.

Esposito worked for General Electric and Mohawk Data Sciences, but the work he was most proud of was the 30 years he spent at the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, where he retired as vice president of manufacturing.

Esposito became well-known locally for his love of ballroom and social dancing, which he taught with his wife of 56 years, Gina, at Mohawk Valley Community College and other local schools, colleges and churches. He also taught at the Good News Center, where he put on a local version of Dancing With the Stars each year.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, located at 2222 Genesee St. in Utica. The family will receive friends at the church after the mass.

Entombment with military honors will be at Calvary Mausoleum in Utica.

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