Stanley Chodkowski, a World War II veteran, musician and Food and Drug Administration retiree, died Thursday in Riverwood Nursing Home, Grand Island, after a brief illness. He was 89.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Chodkowski was a graduate of Burgard Vocational School and also studied at the University of Buffalo.
He served in the Army during World War II. A multi-instrumentalist, he played trumpet in the Army Band.
Mr. Chodkowski, who also had lived in Cheektowaga, Alden and the Town of Hamburg, was an inspector for the Food and Drug Administration for 37 years before retiring.
He was a parishioner of St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Hamburg and was a member of the Adam Plewacki Post 799, American Legion; Nest 6, Polish Falcons of America, Cheektowaga; and the German-American Band.
His wife of 37 years, the former Eleanore Bojanowski, died in 1992.
Survivors include a daughter, Marian E. Wesolowski; and a sister, Jean Mongielo.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John Gualbert Catholic Church, Gualbert Avenue and Doat Street, Cheektowaga, with prayers at 9:15 in Buszka Funeral Home, 2005 Clinton St.