Fred J. Stanish, a maintenance engineer for 45 years at Nabisco Shredded Wheat in Niagara Falls, died Tuesday in ElderWood at Crestwood after a lengthy illness. He was 80.
The Niagara Falls native attended Trott Vocational High School.
During World War II, he was an Army private, serving overseas. He was a member of Portage Post, American Legion, and a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Also a member and former steward of Local 90, International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers, Mr. Stanish retired in 1985 from Nabisco, where he also had been a member of Local 357, Bakers and Confectioners Union.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, the former Emily Wieczorek, and a son, Brian D., both of the Town of Niagara; and a brother, Chester, and a sister, Helen McGuire, both of Niagara Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, 24th and Niagara streets, Niagara Falls, after prayers at 10 in Zajac Funeral Home, 319 24th St., Niagara Falls. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston.