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FRANK J. GRZEBINSKI, UNION CARPENTER, GM WORKER

Frank J. Grzebinski, 80, of Eighth Avenue, North Tonawanda, a union carpenter and a retired General Motors Corp. employee, died Tuesday (March 24, 1998) in DeGraff Memorial Hospital, North Tonawanda.

Born in Buffalo, he served in the Army from 1939 to 1945 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked on Dec. 7, 1941. He earned many medals, including the Bronze Star.

Grzebinski, a union carpenter for 24 years, also worked at the General Motors plant on River Road in the Town of Tonawanda.

He was a 50-year member of Stephen Sikora Post 1322, American Legion, and a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church and the North Tonawanda Senior Citizens.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Bernadette Muniak; a son, Thomas F. of Lockport; two daughters, Diane Tucholski of Cheektowaga and Louann of North Tonawanda; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Oliver Street at Center Avenue, North Tonawanda, after prayers in Saber Funeral Home, 549 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

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