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Leonard D. Tokarczyk, retired steelworker
Feb. 1, 1933 -- Feb. 24, 2006

Leonard D. Tokarczyk, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. employee and a native of Buffalo, died Friday at his Fruitland Park, Fla., home after a brief illness. He was 73.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Tokarczyk attended St. Bernard School and Emerson Vocational High School before joining the Navy.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway.

Mr. Tokarczyk worked as a crane operator at Bethlehem Steel for 30 years before retiring in 1984.

He was a member of the North-South Skirmish Association; Adam Plewacki Post 799, American Legion; and St. Bernard Catholic Church.

In 1994, he moved from this area to Florida, where he was a member of the Harbor Oaks Social Club in Fruitland Park.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Margaret Witczak Tokarczyk; two sons, Peter of Radford, Va., and Leonard D. Jr. of North Java; two daughters, Darlene Noeson of Liverpool and Yvonne Chandler of Vinton, Va.; two sisters, Dorothy Liszka of Cheektowaga and Patricia of Buffalo; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be in Clermont, Fla. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.

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