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.