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JOHN D. HOJNOWSKI, VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER

John D. Hojnowski, volunteer firefighter for 25 years, died Sunday (March 22, 1998) of injuries suffered in a snowmobile crash in Java. He was 39.

The Wyoming County Sheriff's Department said the crash occurred at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, when Hojnowski's snowmobile crashed into a telephone pole. He died in Wyoming County Community Hospital.

Hojnowski was born in Batavia. A 1977 graduate of Attica High School, he was employed as a truck driver for Pine Hill Concrete Co. in Depew, and was an active member of the Bennington Fire Company.

Survivors include his wife, the former Judith Berner; a son, Christopher; a brother, James; and a sister, Deborah Reynolds of Connecticut.

A Memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 1230 Clinton St.

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