Joseph G. Rejnal Jr. of Buffalo, a Korean War veteran and retired factory worker, died unexpectedly Oct. 18 in his home. He was 72.
A lifelong resident of Buffalo, Mr. Rejnal attended local schools. He served in the U.S. Army for 18 months during the Korean War. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he suffered in combat.
He also received the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with a bronze service star and the United Nations Service Medal.
Mr. Rejnal worked for many years at Bethlehem Steel Corp. and American Machine and Foundry. He later worked at WKBW-TV as a janitor.
In his retirement, Mr. Rejnal enjoyed bowling, fishing and betting on the horses.
His former wife, the former Alice Prishel, is deceased.
Survivors include a daughter, Paulette of Buffalo, and two sisters, Margaret Ballistrea of Cheektowaga and Betty Leistner of Depew.
Burial was in St. Matthews Cemetery, West Seneca.