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Frank Martin, warehouse manager <br> Feb. 12, 1919 -- Dec. 25, 2006

Frank Martin, of Elma, died Monday in Mercy Hospital after a long illness. He was 87.

Born in Buffalo, he worked at Dominion Distributors of Buffalo and later at Koch Brewery warehouse as manager from 1952 to 1980.

Prior to Pearl Harbor, Mr. Martin enlisted in the Army. He served as a staff sergeant with A Battery, 209th Coast Artillery Regiment, Fifth Army, in campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and later France.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elma and hosted the annual Mother's Day breakfast. He was a member of St. Vincent's Holy Name Society, the Elma Senior Citizens and Post 5861, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Eugenia Blasczak; two sons, Patrick and James; two brothers, William Martin and Robert Niznansky; and a sister, Mary Gora.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 6441 Seneca St., Elma.

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