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Thomas Murzynski, route manager, former optical lab owner Nov. 21, 1944 -- Oct. 10, 2008

Thomas Murzynski of Alden, a route manager for Schwan Food Co. and former owner of an optical laboratory, died Friday after being stricken on the job. He was 64.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Murzynski was a graduate of Iroquois High School.

From 1977 to 2002, he owned and operated Resin Optics, a family wholesale optical laboratory. He also owned Opti-Sport, a sports vision supplier, for 20 years.

For the past several years, Mr. Murzynski was a route manager for Schwan's Home Food Delivery Service, where he received numerous awards. His territory included the communities of Bennington, Cowlesville and Java.

Mr. Murzynski was a past president of Elma Kiwanis.

Survivors include his wife, the former Margaret D. Moffat; two sons, Thomas P. and Terrence P.; a daughter, Jennifer Lutz; a sister, Audrey Gowanlock; and a brother, Richard.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. today in Crossroads Christian Church, 1050 Girdle Road, East Aurora.


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