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Anthony P. Prezyna, 75, a mechanic and owner and operator of an auto repair shop in Strykersville since 1949, died Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) after suffering cardiac arrest at his home. He was pronounced dead on arrival in Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw.

Born in Lackawanna, he attended Marilla and East Aurora schools.

Prezyna worked at the Chevrolet plant in Buffalo and started his auto repair shop business in Harris Corners. He moved his business to Strykersville in 1949 and was still working there a half-century later at the time of his death.

He also worked in construction from 1968 to 1980. He was a former member of the Strykersville Fire Department and enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and card playing, especially euchre.

Survivors include his wife, the former Helen Malovich; five daughters, Helen Musser of Lakeside, Calif., Karen of Lockport, Marian Stephens of Santa Maria, Calif., Joan of North Collins and Trish Prezyna-Oster of Malibu, Calif.; a son, Paul of Santa Maria; and seven grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary Queen of the Rosary Catholic Church, 3854 Main St., Strykersville. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Strykersville.

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