Edward J. Spulecki Jr. of Marilla died Monday (Jan. 17, 2000) in Buffalo General Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 70.
Born in Cheektowaga, he served three years in the Army, including a tour in Germany with the 1st Reconnaissance Company of the 1st Infantry Division. He was discharged in 1952.
In 1954, he assumed ownership of Cheektowaga Roofing and Siding Co., a business founded by his late father, Edward Sr.
He later worked 10 years at Hanna Furnace Corp. in Lackawanna.
A classic bowler and member of the American Bowling Congress, he competed in numerous tournaments, including the Petersen Classic in Chicago and the Hoinke Classic in Cincinnati.
Before moving to Marilla in 1972, he was an usher and member of the Holy Name Society at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Kaisertown and was a member of the East Clinton Businessmen's Association, Top Hill Social and Athletic Club, Post 1016, American Legion, and the United Steelworkers of America. He later joined Tri-Town Post 7795, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Wales Center.
An accomplished carpenter, he built his home in Marilla with the help of his wife and children. He also enjoyed vegetable gardening and raising livestock and poultry.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, the former Anne Jaruszew-ski; two sons, Michael E. of Marilla and E. Allan of Philadelphia; a daughter, Deborah A. of Louisville; three sisters, Deloris Spring of East Aurora, Alice Gajewski of Depew and Helene Frymire of Cheektowaga; and three brothers, Leonard of Blasdell and Raymond and Ronald, both of Cheektowaga.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, 5271 Clinton St., Elma. Prayers will be said at 8:45 in Paul A. Kloc Blossom Chapels, 4680 Clinton St., West Seneca. Burial will be in St. Matthews Cemetery, West Seneca.