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Louis M. Cindric, dairy owner, veteran Nov. 2, 1920 -- Feb. 13, 2006

NIAGARA FALLS -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Louis M. "Marty" Cindric of Sanborn, a World War II veteran and former dairy owner, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. today in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 4671 Townline Road, Ransomville. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.

Mr. Cindric died Monday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston after a brief illness. He was 85.

He was born in Niagara Falls and attended LaSalle High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 to 1944 as an anti-aircraft gun crewman in the Pacific. He helped defend the Funafuti Atoll and the Ellice Islands and was honorably discharged as a corporal.

Back home, Mr. Cindric owned and operated the former Supreme Dairy in Niagara Falls for 10 years. He then drove a cement truck for Townline Ready Mix until retiring in 1973. He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Ransomville and an exempt member of the Pekin Volunteer Fire Company. He had lived in Sanborn since 1952.

His first wife, the former Daisy I. Bell, died in 1971.

Surviving are his second wife, the former Lenore F. Ruane of Sanborn; three sons, Raymond L. of Charlotte, N.C., James M. of North Tonawanda and Mark E. of Ransomville; a daughter, Bonita Bargel, who lives in Washington State; five sisters, Mary Schimschack of Lewiston, Catherine Behnke of Wheatfield, Fran Wiseman of the Town of Niagara, Helen Knox and Mildred Dooley, both of Sanborn; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


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