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JULY 25, 1913 -- NOV. 3, 2004

Edward J. Zawislak, a former Union Carbide Corp. Republic Plant employee, died Wednesday in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was 91.

Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., he moved to Oil City, Pa., when he was 3 and attended schools there.

Mr. Zawislak moved to Niagara Falls in 1941 and worked in the storeroom at Union Carbide for 35 years, retiring in 1977.

He joined the Army on Aug. 5, 1942, and served with the 275th Medical Detachment during World War II.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society and Portage Post 1465, American Legion. He was an honorary life member of Council 247, Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Zawislak also was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

His first wife, Helen S. Domorat Zawislak, died in 1966.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, the former Helen M. Hejmej, and two brothers, Frank of Rockford, Ill., and Ted of Oil City.

Prayers were said today in Labuda Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Trinity Church. Burial, with military honors, was in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston.


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