Full military honors for Edward W. Domkowski, a veteran security professional in government and private service, are planned for Saturday.
Domkowski, 75, died Tuesday (March 28, 1995) in Veterans Hospital after a long illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 86 Burlington Ave., Depew.
A contingent of military personnel from Fort Drum will be at the burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga, to perform the honors.
Born in Lackawanna, he graduated from St. Hyacinth's School and Lancaster High School, later attending Clemson University in South Carolina.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1944, assigned first to the security staff of the State Department and later as part of the security force at the Nuremberg trials at the end of World War II.
He then worked with the Central Intelligence Agency, serving in Greece for three years and then at military bases at Fort Worth, Texas, and Fort Belvoir, Va.
He then served for one year in security in Germany before entering the Korean War.
He returned to the United States to be married in 1957 at Fort Niagara in Youngstown before leaving again for a tour of duty in Vietnam.
He was discharged in 1964 and joined the Pinkerton security firm here and went on to become regional manager of its security operations in Rochester until his retirement in 1979.
He was a member of Post 463, American Legion, in Depew; the Knights of Columbus in Rochester; and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Rochester.
Survivors include his wife, Rita of Churchville; a son, William of Churchville; two daughters, Kimberly Grecco of Kenmore and Jacqueline of Kenmore; a brother, John of Lancaster; a sister, Wanda Derkowitz of Clarence; and two grandchildren.