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THOMAS B. ADAMEC SR., DECORATED VETERAN

Thomas B. Adamec Sr., 78, a decorated World War II veteran, died Saturday (Oct. 27, 2001) in his Wilson home after a long illness.

Adamec was born in Niagara Falls and attended local schools.

He was a private first class in the U.S. Army from March 1943 to December 1945. He earned a Bronze Star in Normandy.

Adamec worked for more than 40 years in the maintenance department of Kimberly-Clark Corp. in Niagara Falls, retiring in 1982.

He had moved to Wilson in 1976.

His family said Adamec was an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres but definitely not of the New York Yankees.

His wife of 59 years, Gladys Bryan Adamec, died in 2000.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas Jr. and Terry, both of Niagara Falls; two daughters, Marsha Kerchenski and Susan, both of Niagara Falls; two sisters, Alice Gerg of Niagara Falls and Virginia Winker of Florida; 10 grandchil-dren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Lane Funeral Home, 8622 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.

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