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Anthony T. Kowalczewski of Bozard Hill Road died Saturday (June 16, 2001) in Olean General Hospital. He was 82.

Born in Buffalo, Kowalczewski was a decorated veteran of World War II, serving with the Army 36th Combat Engineers. He fought in several campaigns, including North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Germany and Normandy and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts.

Kowalczewski was first employed at the Pullman Co. and later at Republic Steel. He also worked for the City of Buffalo's Division of Engineering for several years prior to his retirement in 1983.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2940 in West Seneca and attended St. Phil-omena Catholic Church in Franklinville. He was an avid sportsman.

He and the former Alice Nowotniak were married 56 years.

Survivors besides his wife include two sons, Anthony S. Kay of Hinsdale and Leonard F. of West Seneca; one brother, Richard of Lancaster; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered today in St. Philomena Church, Franklinville, after prayers in Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean. Burial was in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

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