John R. Kuras of Buffalo, a retired General Motors worker, died Friday in Millard Fillmore Hospital after a short illness. He was 77.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Kuras lived there all his life and graduated from Bennett High School. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.
He worked for General Motors at the River Road plant from March 1962 until his retirement in April 1990.
He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Loretta Boupray; a daughter, Mary Jane Fix of Buffalo; and a granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. today in Lombardo Funeral Home, 895 Niagara Falls Blvd. Funeral services are private.