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A Memorial Mass for Henry P. Wargula, 71, former owner of the Liberty Diner on Transit Road at Broadway in Depew, will be offered at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church at Aurora and St. Mary's streets in the Village of Lancaster.

A service was conducted June 16 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where Wargula had lived for the past 20 years. He died June 14, 1990, in Fort Lauderdale's Florida Medical Center.

He was born and raised in Buffalo, and attended the city's public schools. A disabled U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, Wargula also lived for several years in Lancaster. He was an avid fisherman and frequently went to horse races at tracks in Fort Erie, Ont., Hamburg and Batavia.

After moving to Fort Lauderdale, Wargula operated his own maintenance business.

His wife, Kathryn, died in January.

Survivors include three sons, Paul G. Austin of Alberta, Canada, Kevin J. of Fort Lauderdale and Mark S.; two daughters, JoAnn Doty of Angola and Mary E. Mach; a brother, Stanley of Lancaster; five sisters, Irene Schiffmacher of Kenmore, and Doris Kupras of California, Virginia Cooper, Veronica Williams and Leona Fruth; eight grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

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