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Herman M. Broska of Lancaster, a retired Erie County employee who played minor-league baseball from 1937 to 1941, died Friday (Dec. 17, 1999) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. He was 87.

While playing with the Boston Braves' triple-A team, Broska pitched several no-hitters and pitched against many well-known players.

Before retiring in 1975, he worked for the Erie County Highway Department for 33 years.

Broska was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army in World War II. He served in the Army from 1941 to 1947.

He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Broska is survived by his wife of 56 years, V. Lucille of Lancaster; a daughter, Christine A. McKensie of Williamsville; a son, Herman A. Jr. of Lancaster; two sisters, Margaret Quiram and Shirley, both of Lancaster; three brothers, Alfred of Lancaster, Kenny of California and Robert of Marilla; and nine grandchildren.

Services were held today in Zurbrick-Amigone Funeral Home, 5615 Broadway, Lancaster. Burial was in Lancaster Rural Cemetery.

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