Joseph F. Wisniewski III, an industrial worker, died Oct. 13 in Degraff Memorial Hospital following a long illness. The Town of Tonawanda resident was 53.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Wisniewski was a graduate of Cleveland Hill High School in Cheektowaga. A U.S. Army veteran, he served two years of active duty from 1970 to 1972, including a tour of duty in Germany. A specialist 4th class, he remained active with the Army Reserve through 1976.
Mr. Wisniewski was employed by Outokumpu American Brass from November 1972 through March 1989. He worked as a caster and fork lift driver at the company's plant on Sayre Street in Buffalo.
He enjoyed watching sports on television, especially the Buffalo Bills and the New York Yankees.
Survivors include his ex-wife, the former Deborah Walters of Niagara Falls; three daughters, Tina Columbo, Tara, and Teri, all of Niagara Falls; two sisters, Lorraine VanHorn of Petersburg, and Linda Chmielewski of Cheektowaga; and two grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Oct. 30 in Mother of Divine Grace Church, 120 Old Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga. Interment will be in White Chapel Memorial Park, Amherst.