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Melissa R. Balmas Gawel, 36, a hospital housekeeper, died Saturday (Feb. 24, 2001) in Tri-County Hospital, Gowanda, after a brief illness.

A former resident of Castile, Mrs. Gawel lived in Perry and had worked for the housekeeping department of Wyoming County Hospital, Warsaw, for more than 10 years.

Surviving are a son, Chad, and a daughter, Lorissa, both of Pike; her father and stepmother, Stephen and Toby Sands Balmas of Silver Springs; a brother, Stephen J. Balmas of Rochester; and three sisters, Pamela Alfieri of Grawn, Mich., Saundra Mayle of Silver Springs and Michelle Gibbons of Redlands, Calif.

A private service will be held Wednesday.


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