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A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph E. Gramlich of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired union electrician, will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Town of Tonawanda, after prayers at 9:15 in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

Gramlich died Friday (Oct. 19, 2001) in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. He was 73.

Born in Buffalo, he attended St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, then left to join the Navy and serve in World War II. He was stationed in the Pacific.

Returning from the service, he graduated from Boys Vocational High School and went to apprentice school to become an electrician. He was a member of Local 41, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, where he worked as an electrician for 36 years on many commercial and industrial construction projects before retiring in 1990.

Gramlich was an avid bowler. He also enjoyed hockey and gardening. He was a member of the Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Gramlich is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Patricia Malone; four daughters, Karen Szymczak of Lancaster, Maureen Gentner of the Town of Tonawanda, Patty Ann Wiktorowski of Wheatfield and Jo Ann of Buffalo; two sons, Larry of the Town of Tonawanda and Kevin of Williamsville; two sisters, Rita Fleetwood of Cheektowaga and Delores Condon of Melbourne, Fla.; a brother, Paul of Novato, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren.

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