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Mirko Kuruc, 81, a former auto mechanic, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) in his home after a lengthy illness. He was under the care of Niagara Hospice.

Kuruc was born in Strmica-Knin, Yugoslavia. He moved first to Canada, then to Chicago and then to Lewiston 27 years ago.

In Chicago, Kuruc was a mechanic and a member of Local 701, United Auto Workers.

He was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Hamilton, Ont.

His wife, Marie Akerman Kuruc, died in 1984.

Services at will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hardison Funeral Home, Ridge and North Fourth streets. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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