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MARCH 7, 1934 -- JULY 17, 2004

Risto Sekovski, a carpenter and cabinetmaker, died Saturday in the care of Hospice at Buffalo General Hospital from complications occurring after surgery. He was 70.

Born in the village of Ljubojno, Macedonia, he worked in Kungalv, Sweden, from 1964 to 1969 in the ABC factory, producing luggage and sports equipment. In 1969, he came to Western New York with his wife, the late Tanka Sekovski, and his children. He lived in Blasdell since 1976.

Prior to retirement, he worked for many years at Hadley Exhibits. He was a member of the Carpenters Union and St. Cyril and Methody Macedonian Orthodox Church.

In retirement, Mr. Sekovski enjoyed his garden and the company of close friends and relatives. He was proud of his computer skills and Internet navigation prowess, which he used to closely follow political developments in the Balkans, especially his native land.

Survivors include his second wife, the former Desanka Stojanovska; a daughter, Valentina Moon of the Town of Hamburg; a son, Dr. Blaze of Orchard Park; two brothers, Trajan of Syracuse and Nikola of Getzville; a sister, Danica Nechovski of Lackawanna; two stepsons, John Ristich of Blasdell and Boris Ristich of Lackawanna; a stepdaughter, Menka Yormick of Lackawanna; and five granddaughters.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in St. Cyril and Methody Macedonian Orthodox Church, 4785 Lake Ave., Blasdell. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Town of Hamburg.


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