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FRANK S. JASKIER, WWII VET, CRAFTSMAN
APRIL 6, 1923 -- JULY 26, 2004

Frank S. Jaskier, a World War II veteran and retired craftsman, died Monday in Erie County Medical Center after a short illness. He was 81.

Born in Buffalo, he served in the Army in World War II. He worked as a certified craftsman for Tinney Cadillac, later Braun Cadillac, and worked on the interiors of cars, boats and small private planes. He retired from Braun in 1985.

A resident of Cheektowaga, Mr. Jaskier was a member of the St. Josaphat's Catholic Church choir and was involved with the William Street Taxpayers Association and the Cheektowaga Seniors organization.

He was a member of E.C. Koszuta Post 1639, American Legion, and Frank L. Gierlach Post 1320, American Legion.

Mr. Jaskier enjoyed attending Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bisons games. He was also an avid bowler and gardener.

His wife, the former Rose Nabozny, died in 1994.

Survivors include three daughters, Cindy Mitchell of Lancaster, and Joan Wnek and Barb Hammer, both of Cheektowaga; a son, Thomas of Cheektowaga; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Friday in St. Josaphat's Church, 20 Peoria Ave. at William Street, Cheektowaga. Entombment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

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