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Fred P. Zasowski, WWII vet, active in scouting Nov. 20, 1921 -- Aug. 26, 2011

Fred P. Zasowski, a World War II veteran who was active in many church and scouting activities, died Friday in Harris Hill Nursing Facility. The Lancaster resident was 89.

A Buffalo native, Mr. Zasowski graduated from Burgard High School and served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

He was employed at Worthington Corp. and Bell Aircraft but spent much of his time outside of work in community activities.

He had been involved in scouting since 1932. He was a scoutmaster with Troop 259 at St. Luke's, an assistant district commissioner with the Catholic Committee on Scouting, and received the Silver Beaver, the Boy Scout's highest volunteer award, in 1982.

He was financial secretary of Knights of Columbus of the Bishop Burke Council for more than 25 years; was a member of the Third Order of St. Dominic; and was Am-Pol Eagle Citizen of the Year. His wife, Laura Pat, died in 1971.

He is survived by two sons, Gerald and Robert; a daughter, Debora Maliki; and three sisters, Jessie Kaczmarek, Aloise Neubeck and Dorothy Buckley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Martha's Catholic Church, Depew.


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