Services for Henry J. Paeplow, 88, of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired meat cutter who served in the Army during World War II, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Martin Lutheran Church, 322 Old Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. Burial, with full military honors, will be in Forest Lawn.
Paeplow, who was born in Buffalo, died Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2000) in DeGraff Skilled Nursing Facility, North Tonawanda, after a long illness.
He attended School 54 and was a graduate of Bennett High School. He attended Bryant & Stratton Business Institute and then went to work for Loblaws and Bells supermarkets.
Paeplow worked as a meat cutter for many years and enjoyed making his own sausage. He retired in 1977.
He entered the Army in 1942 and was stationed in North Carolina, where he supervised German prisoners of war at an Army central meat processing facility. He was a sergeant when discharged in 1946.
Paeplow had been a member of St. Martin Church since 1959 and assisted in renovations to the church in the 1980s. He was a life member of Ellicott Creek Volunteer Fire Company in Amherst. He held various offices in the fire company throughout his 40 years of membership.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, the former Vera A. Harbison; two sons, Ronald H. and Mark J., both of the Town of Tonawanda; and five grandchildren.