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Richard Jurewicz, 77, a World War II combat veteran and retired tool-and-die maker, died Sunday (Feb. 25, 2001) in Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Batavia, after a long illness.

Jurewicz was born in Buffalo. He served in the Army in the European Theater and was wounded in the Rhineland in 1945. He received the Purple Heart.

Jurewicz worked 35 years for Phinney Tool & Die Co., retiring in 1989.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church; Butts-Clark Post 204, American Legion; and Leo Grabowski Chapter, Disabled American Veterans.

He enjoyed gardening and fishing.

His wife of 51 years, Rena Santillo Jurewicz, died Oct. 7.

He is survived by a son, Richard II of Troy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 208 Ann St., after prayers at 9:30 in Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St. Burial, with full military honors, will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.


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