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Raymond M. Jozwiak, a retired U.S. Postal Service letter carrier, died Saturday (Nov. 23, 2002) in the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Cheektowaga, after a lengthy illness. He was 81.

A lifelong resident of the Buffalo area, he served in the Army during World War II. After the war, he was a yard man for the Delaware and Lackawanna Railroad, then became a letter carrier. He worked from the Williamsville office before he retired in the late 1970s.

He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Sloan; the American Federation of Police; Nest 6, Polish Falcons; Branch 3, National Association of Letter Carriers; and the Buffalo chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He was a life member of Adam Plewacki Post 799, American Legion; and Paul J. Schifferli Chapter 150, Disabled American Veterans.

His first wife, the former Agnes Lezynski, died in 1950. In 1953, he married the former Florence Mikolajczak. She died Oct. 18.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Doyle of West Seneca; a sister, Cecelia Jacak of Cheektowaga; two brothers, Walter of West Seneca and Stephen of Cheektowaga; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Andrew's Church, Reiman and Crocker streets, Sloan, following prayers at 8:30 in Daniel R. Smolarek Funeral Home, 2510 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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