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MARCH 13, 1919 -- APRIL 17, 2005

Benjamin C. Bryk, a millwright for Carborundum Co. for many years, died Sunday in Whitehall Nursing Home, Boca Raton, Fla., after a brief illness. He was 86.

The Niagara Falls native was a graduate of Trott Vocational High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Bryk worked for Carborundum until his retirement due to war injuries in 1972.

A former volunteer at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, he moved to Florida in October 2004.

Mr. Bryk enjoyed woodworking.

Survivors include two sons, Richard of Ohio and David of Coral Springs, Fla.; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; and his former wife, Clara Bryk of Niagara Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Leo's Catholic Church, 2748 Military Road, Town of Niagara, after prayers at 10 in
Otto Redanz LaSalle Park Chapel, 2215 Military Road, Town of Niagara. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston.


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