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FEB. 1, 1923 -- NOV. 7, 2004

A Mass of Christian Burial for Ruth L. Surowiec will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in Resurrection Catholic Church, Union Road and Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga, fol lowing a prayer service at 9:30 in Daniel R. Smolarek Funeral Home, 2510 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

The former Ruth Schweers, 81, died Sunday in Father Baker Manor Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was born in Buffalo and was a lifelong resident of Cheektowaga.

Mrs. Surowiec worked as an Erie County election inspector for many years.

She was past president of the Bellevue Ladies Auxiliary. She also was a Yankees baseball fan and enjoyed playing cards and making crafts.

Her husband, Edward Sr., died in 1998.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Osieja of Sandy, Utah, and Denise Marciniak of Eden; two sons, Edward Jr. of Orchard Park and James of Lockport; a sister, Jane Kempski of Depew; a brother, Herman Schweers of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great- grandchildren.


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