Henry R. Trybuszkiewicz, who served in the Navy as a radioman during World War II and witnessed the signing of the surrender of the Japanese navy, died Saturday in his Clarence home after a long illness. He was 81.
Born in Buffalo, he attended McKinley High School and Erie County Technical Institute.
He joined the Navy in 1943.
Mr. Trybuszkiewicz worked as a wood pattern maker for Gould's Pumps in Seneca Falls until his retirement in 1992.
A Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees fan, Mr. Trybuszkiewicz also enjoyed golf. He was a member of Niagara Frontier Post 1041, American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years,the former Halina Radkowski; four daughters, Christine vom Scheidtof Clarence, Janice Trybus of Needham, Mass., and Diane Bassanello and Judy Bassanello, both of Clarence; a son, Ronald Trybus of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 200 St. Gregory Court, off Maple Road, Amherst. Prayers will be said at 8:45 in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.