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John Joseph Miklitch, a retired carpenter and former union business agent, died Saturday (Feb. 10, 2001) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 76.

Miklitch was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School.

He served in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific, including New Guinea and the Philippines. Miklitch was awarded the Bronze Star.

Miklitch was a carpenter and had been a member of Local 280 of the Carpenters Union for 50 years. He served as the union's business agent from 1973 to 1976. He retired from the union in 1984.

He was a member of Portage Post 1465, American Legion, and a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting and traveling.

Miklitch is survived by his mother, Mary of Niagara Falls; two brothers, Robert L. of Niagara Falls and James of Ocala, Fla.; and his fiancee, Gloria M. Rignall of Niagara Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Church, 1112 South Ave., with prayers at 9:30 in Otto Redanz Funeral Home, 2215 Military Road. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston.


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