Lawrence G. Kranick, a custom cabinetmaker for many years, died of heart failure Sunday in his Alden home. He was 78.
The Lancaster native was a graduate of Emerson Vocational High School and worked briefly as an assembler at Curtiss-Wright Corp. during World War II. From 1946 to 1949, he served as a private first class in the Army Air Forces and the Air Force.
Mr. Kranick was the owner of Bailey Cabinet Co. in Alden and worked for nearly 40 years crafting and installing custom cabinetry in homes. He enjoyed woodcarving, painting, sculpting and gardening.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Loretto A. Long; three daughters, Kathleen A. of Cheektowaga, Judith V. of Alden and Rose L. Stanek of Exeter, N.H.; three sons, Lawrence P. of East Aurora, Bruce G. of West Seneca and Keith J. of Alden; two sisters, Irene Ruppert of Honeoye and Dolores Schreckenberger of Palm Harbor, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2021 Sandridge Road, Alden.