A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church, Clinton Street and Willowlawn Parkway, Cheektowaga, for William J. Serwacki, 70, a restaurant owner and World War II veteran. Prayers will be said at 9:15 in the Buszka Funeral Home, 2005 Clinton St.
Burial will be in St. Matthew's Cemetery, Gardenville.
Serwacki died Monday (June 25, 1990) in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. Serwacki, of West Seneca, attended local schools and served in the 82nd Army Airborne Division in World War II.
After leaving the service in 1946, he opened Clinton Collision Service on Clinton Street in West Seneca with his brother. The business was sold in 1977, and Serwacki and his wife, Eleanor, opened Bill and El's Restaurant, also on Clinton Street.
Serwacki was a life member of Post 8113, AMVETS, and a member of the parish Holy Name Society; the East Clinton Professional and Businessmen's Association; Schifferle Post 115 and Post 113, Disabled American Veterans; Post 735, American Legion; the Polish-American Solidarity Club, the Loyal Order of Moose, Springville, and the International Veterans Association.
Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Garney; a son, David of Orchard Park; his mother Bernice of Orchard Park; three sisters, Jane Gacek and Dorothy Rusek, both of Cheektowaga, and Helen Slazyk of Hamburg; four brothers, Edward of Arizona, Matthew of Elma, Eugene of Alden and Joseph, and five granddaughters.