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Joseph P. Supkowski, 82, who worked as a machine tender for more than 35 years at the former Kimberly Clark Corp., Niagara Falls, died Tuesday (June 26, 2001) in Crestwood Health Care Center, Wheatfield.

He was born in Nanticoke, Pa., and moved to Niagara Falls in the late 1940s. He had been living in Lockport prior to his death.

Supkowski was an Army veteran of World War II and was part of Company A, 38th Infantry, Indian Head Division, which participated the Normandy Invasion. In France, he was a prisoner of war for 11 months. He rose to the rank of staff sergeant.

Supkowski retired in the early 1980s from Kimberly Clark.

His wife, the former Agapita "Nina" Liermo, died last year.

Survivors include three brothers, Anthony and Frank, both of Niagara Falls, and Casimer of Sarasota, Fla.; and a sister, Marion Sincavage of Ranier, Wash.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Chapel, 468 19th St., Niagara Falls. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston.


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