Edmund J. Kaczmarowski, co-founder of a metalworking business, died Thursday of cancer in his Cheektowaga home. He was 88.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Kaczmarowski was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific as a metal smith.
In 1944, he, his father and his brother founded Eskay Manufacturing, a sheet metal manufacturer of custom stainless steel food service equipment. He retired in 1988.
Mr. Kaczmarowski was grand knight of Father Justin Council 5670, Knights of Columbus, from 1979 to 1982. He was a member of Senior Knights, Amvets Post 14 and Local 71, Sheet Metal Workers Union.
A parishioner at Resurrection Catholic Church, he served as a Eucharistic minister and was a member of the Ushers Society and St. Jude's Guild.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, the former Mary Ryszkiewicz of Cheektowaga; a daughter, Christine Widomski of West Seneca; a brother, Stanley of Lancaster; three sisters, Henrietta Jachlewski of West Seneca, Dorothy Sojka of Cheektowaga and Florence Ciolek of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and two granddaughters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in Resurrection Church, Union Road and Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga. Entombment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.