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A Mass of Christian Burial for Anthony S. Pajak Sr. will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 1990 Clinton St. Prayers will be said at 9:30 in the Daniel R. Smolarek Funeral Home, 2510 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

Pajak, 72, died Tuesday (June 26, 1990) in Veterans Hospital.

A lifelong Cheektowaga resident, Pajak served with the Army's Third Armored Division during World War II. He held life memberships in both Leonard Post Jr. Post 6251, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and P.J. Schifferli Chapter 150, Disabled American Veterans. He received the DAV chapter's Conspicuous Service Award for his rescue of a fellow soldier wounded during a World War II tank battle with German forces in Belgium. He also received a Meritorious Service Award from the chapter in April.

Pajak, a retired union carpenter, was a 50-year member of Doyle Fire Company 1 in Cheektowaga and a member of the Cheektowaga Exempt Firemen, the William Street Taxpayers Association, the Third Armored Division Association, the Southtowns Walleye Club and the National Rifle Association.

Surivors include his wife, the former Katherine Williams-Kroll; a son, Anthony Jr., and a daughter, Kathy Zydel, both of Cheektowaga; a brother, Stanley of West Seneca; two sisters, Stella Soponski and Theresa Sitarek, both of Cheektowaga; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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