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Memorial service set for Douglas Wielinski

A memorial service to honor the Clarence man who died when Flight 3407 crashed into his house will be held Saturday, and a fund has been established to accept donations for the family he leaves behind.

Details of the service for Douglas C. Wielinski, 61, and the fund created for his family were announced Tuesday in a statement from the personal-injury law firm retained by the Wielinskis.

Karen Wielinski, Douglas' wife, and her family expressed thanks for the outpouring of support from Western New Yorkers and for the work of emergency personnel at the scene.

"The Wielinskis would also like to offer their most sincere condolences to all those families and friends who lost loved ones on Flight 3407," they said through the Paul William Beltz law firm.

Karen Wielinski and their daughter, Jill, were home at the time of the crash but survived. The Wielinskis have three other daughters.

The memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Clarence Middle School auditorium, 10150 Greiner Road.

Anyone interested in making a donation can mail a check to: The Wielinski Family Fund; Clarence Community and Schools Federal Credit Union; 9145 Sheridan Drive; Clarence, NY 14031.

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