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Frank C. Hewner, Nabisco retiree Dec. 31, 1918 -- Dec. 24, 2006

Frank C. Hewner, a retired Nabisco worker, died Sunday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a brief illness. He was 87.

Born in this city, he attended local schools and was inducted into the Army on June 26, 1941.

He served two years stateside and spent two more years in the Pacific Theater during World War II with the anti-tank platoon unit attached to the 31st Dixie Infantry Division in New Guinea, the island of Morotai and the Philippines. He was awarded two Bronze Stars.

Mr. Hewner worked as a machine oiler and painter at Nabisco for 44 years until he retired in 1980.

For many years, he was a pitcher for the Nabisco team in the Industrial Fast-Pitch Baseball League. He was a life member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church and was a member of the Nabisco Retiree Friday Morning Breakfast Club. He also was a member of Portage Post 1465, American Legion.

His wife of 56 years, Jane Kubik Hewner, died April 9.

He is survived by a son, Thomas, and a daughter, Karen Rogers.

Prayers will be said at 9:15 a.m. Friday in Labuda Funeral Home, 356 Portage Road, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Niagara and 24th streets.

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