The city of Rochester has lost their 2003 citizen of the year. 81 year old retired businessman John Rigazio died at his home on Wednesday, after battling diabetes. Rigazio ran the Signal Street Variety stores and was known to be one of the city’s most generous citizens, donating time and money to such groups and events as the American Red Cross, Your VNA, Rochester Jaycees, the Rochester Elks Lodge, Rochester Rotary Club and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Rochester city Councilor Sandra Keans remembered Rigazio as someone that did good for the community, without looking for public credit. A graduate of Spaulding High School, Rigazio served in the U.S. Army Infantry. Rigazio twice ran in the New Hampshire presidential primary to push his view that the United States should pull out of, or renegotiate the NAFTA and WTO treaties in order to save manufacturing jobs. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church, although a time has yet to be announced. Donations in his memory can be made to Gerry's Food Pantry in Rochester.