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Bronislaus "Brownie" Myszka, 88, an active Catholic layman and retired interior decorator, died Saturday (Dec. 18 1999) in he Odd Fellows and Rebekah Nursing Home, Lockport, after a brief illness.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Technical High School. For more than 30 years, he was a drapery installer for many interior decorators and department stores in the area.

During that time, he also opened a custom drapery department in the Lucki Urban store and decorated many diocesan rectories, convents, schools and churches, as well as banks, offices and homes.

He was a Eucharistic minister, lector and commentator at Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He was a former usher and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Parish Council for eight years. He also was treasurer of the St. Francis Retreat League.

A past president and honorary life member of the Holy Name Society, he was honored as Father of the Year in 1973 and received an award from the Diocesan Holy Name Union for his service. For many years, he served as a captain for Catholic Charities.

Myszka was a member of Father Justin Council 5670, Knights of Columbus, a fourth-degree Knight of the St. Maximilian Kolbe Assembly and a member of the color corps. He was chosen as Knight of the Year in 1985.

He and his wife, the former Josephine Poplachawski, were married in 1932. She died in 1992.

Surviving are two daughters, Bernadine Klemczyk of Rensselaer and Carol Odojewski of North Tonawanda, and four grandchil-dren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Christopher's Catholic Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Town of Tonawanda, after prayers at 8:45 in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Entombment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

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