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Bernard A. “Ben” Kawski

July 9, 2015
Westfield Republican

Bernard A. "Ben" Kawski, age 93, of North Tonawanda, NY, formerly of South Serval Street, Dunkirk, NY, died Friday, July 3, 2015 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 21 years to the day that his first wife, Irene A. (Kubiak) Kawski, died July 3, 1994.

He was born in Fredonia, NY, on June 11, 1922, the son of the late Joseph and Pearl (Brenecki) Kawski. A Dunkirk resident for most of his life, Mr. Kawski was a retired employee of Allegheny Ludlum. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving from 1942-45. He participated in the Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Sicily and Tunisia campaigns and was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Service and Good Conducts medals. He was discharged with the rank of Corporal. He was a member of the former St. Hyacinth's Church, now Blessed Mary Angela R.C. Parish, and a life member of the First Ward Falcon Club, the V.F.W. John T. Murray Post 1017 and the Dunkirk Veterans of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Rita L. (Korwek) Kawski of North Tonawanda, NY, his children, John (Bonnie) Kawski of Dunkirk and Janice (David) Kuzara of Glen Allen, Virginia, his step-son, Eric Drozdiel of North Tonawanda, NY, his grandchildren, Scott Kawski, Thomas (Sally) Kawski, Kelly (Brad) Keck and Kevin (Nicole) Kuzara, his great grandchildren, Macy Kawski, Samuel Kawski, Zackary Kawski, Andrew Keck, Tyler Keck, Mathew "Bennie" Kuzara, Parker Kuzara and Francesca Sysol, his brothers, Stanley Kawski and Alfred (Judy) Kawski, both of Brocton, NY, and his sister, Alice Lubboch of New Hampshire. Nieces and nephews also survive.

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Bernard A. “Ben” Kawski

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was predeceased by five brothers, Harry, Edmund, Joseph Jr., Richard and Leonard Kawski.

Relatives and friends are invited attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Blessed Mary Angela R.C. Parish, St. Hyacinth's Worship Site. Private interment will be in St. Hyacinth's Cemetery. Visitation was from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Newman Funeral Home Inc. Flowers gratefully declined. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Hyacinth's Cemetery.



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