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John A. Klemczyk, 58, a former electric meter reader and gun collector, died Friday (Feb. 23, 2001) in his Niagara Falls home after suffering a heart attack.

Klemczyk, a native of Niagara Falls, graduated from Niagara Falls High School and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute.

From 1964 to 1966, he served in the Army as a medical corpsman. After receiving medical training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, he was stationed in West Germany for 18 months.

Klemczyk worked for Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. for 28 years as a chief meter reader, retiring in 1994. At the time of his death, he also had been working for Pinkerton Security & Investigating Services for 22 years.

There were more than 100 guns in Klemczyk's collection. He enjoyed target shooting and was a member of the Niagara County Sportsmen's Association and the Creekside Gun Club in Holcomb.

Surviving are his father, Adam of Niagara Falls, and two brothers, Steven of Snyder and Ronald of Niagara Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1419 Falls St. Prayers will be said at 9:15 in Labuda Funeral Home, 356 Portage Road. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston.


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