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Edward G. Garwol III, NFTA employee, chef <br> March 12, 1959 -- March 19, 2006

Edward G. Garwol III, an employee of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, died unexpectedly Sunday in his Depew home after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 47.

Known as "Eddie G.," Mr. Garwol was born in Buffalo, where he was a graduate of Lafayette High School. He studied culinary arts at Villa Maria College for two years.

Mr. Garwol had been an employee of the NFTA since 1986, working as a clerk in the Rapid Transit Division. He also had worked as a chef at several local restaurants.

A licensed amateur radio operator with technician operator status, Mr. Garwol had the call letters KB2OMU. He was known for his humor and ability to make people laugh.

Survivors include his wife, the former Shirley A. Hojnacki of Depew; a daughter, Deanna L. of Depew; a son, Edward G. IV of Depew; his father, Edward G. Jr. of Buffalo; and three sisters, Deborah, Theresa and Jennifer, all of Buffalo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 2049 George Urban Blvd., Depew, after prayers at 9:30 in Pacer Funeral Home, 2275 George Urban Blvd., Depew. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

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