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DEC. 5, 1931 -- APRIL 1, 2005

A Mass of Christian Burial for Leonard M. Szrama, a Korean War veteran, was offered today in St. John Gualbert Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Lancaster.

Mr. Szrama died Friday in his Cheektowaga home after a long illness. He was 73.

Born in Buffalo, he graduated from Bishop Ryan High School.

Mr. Szrama served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He retired in 1997 from the Saginaw Gear & Axle Division of General Motors Corp., where he worked for 20 years as a tool-and-die maker. He was a member of Local 424, United Auto Workers.

Mr. Szrama enjoyed camping with his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a committee chairman for a number of years for Boy Scout Troop 54 at St. John Gualbert Church.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mary; two sons, Michael of Lancaster and Peter of Sloan; two daughters, Ann Marie Grillo of Cheektowaga and Margaret
Delano of Cheektowaga; a brother, Joseph of Depew; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


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