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Gerald J. Winkiewicz, 61, a retired lieutenant with the Niagara Falls Police Department, died Tuesday (Dec. 21, 1999) after being stricken in his home.

Born in Detroit, he came to Niagara Falls as a child with his family.

He was a Seaman 1st Class in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1959.

Winkiewicz retired from the city Police Department in 1994 after 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, golf and being with his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, the former Joan Flecko; a daughter, Kelly Jurgens of North Carolina; a brother, Stephen T.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Zajac Funeral Home, 319 24th St.

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