Chester A. Danielewicz, a dairy farmer who was a retired machinist and a Navy veteran of World War II, died Monday in his home under the care of Niagara Hospice. He was 83.
Mr. Danielewicz was born in Niagara Falls and attended elementary school in Cambria. He then attended LaSalle Junior High School and Trott Vocational High School, with emphasis on machine shop, and took three additional years of related Technical Apprentice Training classes there.
He served in the Navy as a motor machinist's mate second class from 1944 to 1946. During the war, he earned decorations including the American Theater Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal with one star.
He and Florence Pasek were married in 1949.
Mr. Danielewicz worked as a machinist and a tool-and-die maker for Carborundum Co. in Niagara Falls for 43 years until he retired in 1983. He was a dairy farmer from 1958 until the time of his death.
He was a member of Portage Post 1465, American Legion; the Niagara County Farm Bureau; the Carborundum Athletic Association; and the American Bowling Congress.
Mr. Danielewicz bowled in the Sanborn Businessmen's League. In May 2001, he bowled a 300 game at age 78. He also played baseball, basketball and volleyball.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 56 years, are two daughters, Debra Rivera of Buffalo and Claudia of Ortonville, Mich.; two sons, Chester S. and Bruce, both of Sanborn; a brother, Flevie of Sanborn; two sisters, Jessie
Zabkowski of Niagara Falls and Bernice Henschel of Sanborn; and six grandchildren.
Services were held today in Labuda Funeral Home, Niagara Falls. Burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston.