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Brian A. Dombek, machinist, neighborhood advocate

Dec. 8, 1961 – March 4, 2014

A memorial service for Brian A. Dombek, a machinist and neighborhood advocate, will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in Buszka Funeral Home, 2005 Clinton St.

Mr. Dombek was the victim of a homicide March 4 in his South Buffalo home. He was 52.

David Meyers, 19, of Buffalo, described as an acquaintance of Mr. Dombek, has been charged with second-degree murder.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Dombek was a graduate of Seneca Vocational High School. He took basic and advanced machinist training at the Metal Working Institute.

He completed Erie 1 BOCES courses in welding and property maintenance and finished the BOCES home inspection professional licensing program in 2009.

He worked as a machinist for Richards Machine and Tool in Lancaster from 1985 to 1989 and as a computer controlled machinist for Wilson Greatbatch Ltd. from 1995 to 1997 and for Avox Systems in Lancaster from 1997 to 2007.

He was a member of the Communication Workers of America, Local 81326, and the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers (IUE), Local 326. He held an IUE journeyman’s card.

A resident of Babcock Street before he moved to South Buffalo, he was a founder and president of the Seneca-Babcock Block Club and was instrumental in obtaining grant money for neighborhood improvements.

He enjoyed home remodeling projects, gardening, fishing, movies and music.

Survivors include two brothers, James and Jeffrey; and three sisters, Diane Fitzgerald, Sharon Malczewski and Rosalie Bachert.

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