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A memorial service for Lawrence T. Mrozek will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Augustine Catholic Church, 425 Penora St., Depew.

Mrozek, 45, was fatally injured Saturday (Sept. 27, 1997) in a motorcycle crash on Walden Avenue.

Born in Lancaster, Mrozek, who was known as Red, graduated from St. Mary's High School in Lancaster in 1970.

He was a machinist for Conax Corp. in Cheektowaga, where he helped unionize the shop under Local 384 of the International Union of Electrical Workers. Mrozek served as chief steward of the local for more than 20 years.

He was an member of Aerie 2692, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Depew-Lancaster branch.

Mrozek was one of the founding members of the Sultans of Swig Home Brewers Clubs and set up one of the area's first home-brewer supply shops. Mrozek also was one of the partners of the Flying Bisons, a microbrewery currently being established in Buffalo.

Survivors include his mother, Loretta Liszewski, and stepfather, Sigmund Liszewski, both of Alden; his father, Alexander Mrozek of Lancaster, his longtime companion, Ruth Willrich of Depew; a brother, Carl; and three sisters, Ruth Mrozek of West Seneca, Diane Swatsworth of Lancaster and Rita Paladino.

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