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FRANCIS KREZMIEN, CONTRACTOR, FURNITURE STORE OWNER

Francis E. Krezmien, 67, of Springville, the retired owner of Witter-Davis Furniture Co. and a local contractor, died Thursday (Jan. 28, 1999) in Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville, after a lengthy illness.

A native of Springville, Krezmien enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1950.

During the Korean War, he served on the cruiser USS Worchester.

In 1953, he married his high school sweetheart, Jeannie Siminski. He started his own construction business in 1957, building several area homes.

In 1968, he purchased the furniture store in Springville with his brother Stanley. After retiring in 1995, he returned to the construction business, building the only town-house community in Springville.

Krezmien was a member and usher at St. Aloysius Church. He also belonged to Springville Country Club; the Springville Chamber of Commerce, which honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995; the American Legion; and numerous floor-covering associations.

Surviving in addition to his wife and brother are two daughters, Debora Harris of Springville and Michele Ghani of West Valley; two sons, Stephen and Paul, both of Springville; three other brothers, Lawrence, Mark, and Tom, all of Springville; a sister, Marie McIntosh; and 11 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 190 Franklin St., Springville.

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