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Peter S. Smerno, 75, of Hickory Lane, a longtime employee of Durez Plastics Co. in North Tonawanda, died Tuesday (Oct. 14, 1997) in Veterans Hospital, Buffalo, after a brief illness.

He was born in Niagara Falls and entered the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving aboard the USS Belleau Wood.

Smerno worked at the International Paper Co. and later was a production worker at Durez Plastics Co. for 22 years, retiring in 1981.

His wife, Dorothy, died in 1981.

Survivors include a son, Peter Jr. of Niagara Falls; a daughter, Lynn E. Roberts of Niagara Falls; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Rhoney Funeral Home, 5893 Hoover Road, Sanborn. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery, North Tonawanda.

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