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HENRY TRYBUSZKIEWICZ, WOOD PATTERN MAKER <br> AUG. 23, 1923 -- OCT.16, 2004

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.

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