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Jerome D. Brett, 76, of Lake Road, a veteran of World War II, died Thursday (Sept. 2, 1999) in Newfane Inter-Community Memorial Hospital after a three-month illness.

A native of Niagara Falls, Brett was a 1939 graduate of Niagara Falls High School, and he attended Oklahoma State University. He served as a remote control turret mechanic in the Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1946, when he was discharged with the rank of corporal.

Brett worked at the former Bell Aircraft Corp. for 20 years. He owned and operated Brett Automotive Service on 19th Street in Niagara Falls from 1973 until 1983, when he retired. He moved to the Town of Wilson in 1981.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, the former Elizabeth "Penny" Penterman; three sons, Jerome P. and John J. Brett, both of Youngstown, and David G. Brett of Niagara Falls; three daughters, Barbara Burns and Mary Waniciki, both of Niagara Falls, and Lisa LeBend of the Town of Tonawanda; two sisters, Helen M. and Suzanne A. Brett, both of Niagara Falls; and 14 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 359 Lake St.


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