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Matthew B. Krzes, fought in three wars
Feb. 13, 1922 -- Feb. 23, 2006

Services with military honors for Matthew B. Krzes, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant who served in three wars, will be at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in Resurrection Mausoleum at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Entombment will be in the mausoleum.

He died Thursday in Terrace Hospice House, Lakeland, Fla., after a battle with cancer. He was 84.

Born in Buffalo, he served 37 years in the Army Air Forces and Air Force and was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was the first member of the 107th Technical Fighter Wing to attain the rank of chief master sergeant.

He moved from Kenmore to Florida about seven years ago.

Surviving are his wife, the former Irene Miller; a son, Edward of Middleburg Heights, Ohio; three daughters, Nancy Delbert of Buffalo, Shirley Sobus of Aurora, Colo., and Christine Teslow of Sioux Falls, S.D.; a stepson, Daniel Rikanovich of Lakeland; two brothers, Stephen of Springville and Casey of Grand Island; three sisters, Theresa Mytnik of Kenmore, Frances Mierzwa of Blasdell and Emily Sverdrup of Libby, Mont.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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