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Casimer S. Warszawski, 86, of Niagara Falls, a World War II Army veteran and a longtime lathe operator for Carborundum Co., died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born in Niagara Falls and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1934. He went to work for Carborundum before joining the Army in 1941. He served with the 788th Amphibian Tractor Battalion in the Ryukyus. He rose to the rank of first lieutenant.

After the war, he returned to Carborundum, retiring in 1978 after 38 years as a lathe operator.

He was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church; St. Stan's and Holy Trinity Senior Citizens; Portage Post, American Legion; and Camp 211, Woodmen of the World.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, the former Natalie B. Czerniak of Niagara Falls; two daughters, Elaine VinZant of Derby, Kan., and Paula Simon of Hamburg; a son, John of Houston; a brother, Richard of Youngstown; and five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 24th and Niagara streets. Prayers will be said at 9 in Zajac Funeral Home, 319 24th St. Burial, with military honors, will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston.

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