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PAPAJ, Richard J. Sr.

PAPAJ - Richard J., Sr. Age 87, of North Tonawanda, on Saturday, October 1, 2016, loving husband of the late Wanda (nee Trojanczyk) Papaj; dear father of Barbara A. LeHoullier, Dr. Daniel R. Papaj, Mark J. (Michele) Papaj, Richard J. Papaj, Jr. and Elaine M. (Michael) Polino; proud grandfather of Lisa (Fred) Lockinger, Dennis Mazur, Jr., Rachel Mazur, Mark (Vicki) Papaj, Jr., Jessica (Adam) Taylor, Andrea Papaj and Marissa Polino; great-grandfather of nine; brother of Janet Papaj, John (Susan) Papaj and the late Edward and Eugene Papaj; also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends received on Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the BRUNNER FUNERAL HOME, 156 Robinson St., North Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday morning at 10:00 at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. Richard was a Korean Conflict U.S. Army veteran and retired from General Motors Tonawanda Plant. Memorials may be made to Operation Heal Our Patriots, C/O Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

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