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Bernard Wieczorek Sr.
Sept. 8, 1915 -- Feb. 26, 2006

Bernard E. Wieczorek Sr. of North Tonawanda, a retired clerk for Railway Express Agency, died Sunday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda, after a brief illness. He was 90.

Known as "Bernie," Mr. Wieczorek was born in Buffalo and grew up in the Black Rock area. He was a graduate of McKinley High School.

Mr. Wieczorek worked 30 years at Railway Express, retiring in 1977 as a senior clerk. He also had worked for Alcoa Aluminum.

He was active in several senior citizen organizations in the area and was a member of White Falcon Social Club, Polish National Alliance and Kenmore Council 3076, Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Wieczorek lived by the motto: "Make Things Happen."

He and his longtime companion, Clara Scime, played Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas parties. He also performed as a clown. He was a bingo caller at several senior centers.

His first wife, Alexandra Glodek Wieczorek, died in 1947, and his second wife, Vincenza Sireci Wieczorek, died in 1996.

Survivors include a son, Bernard E. Jr. of Largo, Fla., and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church, Oliver Street and Center Avenue. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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