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MATWIJOW, John E.

MATWIJOW - John E. Formerly of Orchard Park, died June 16, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dolores; his children, Greg, Kim, Eric and Marci; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. John was the son of John and Mary Matwijow and brother of Mary, Anna, Josephine and Joyce. John was a member of the National Honor Society (NHS) and editor of the Orchard Park High School yearbook. He honorably served his country during the Korean War in the Army. John proudly owned and operated John's Roofing Service for more than 40 years in Orchard Park. He was highly respected in his trade by being honored with a national award for excellence in residential siding installation. After retirement, he became a talented and outstanding stained glass artist. He was a life-time member of VFW Post
4871 and American Legion Post 567. John was a long-standing member of the Republican Party and worked on many campaigns. John was a community activist, devoting his time and service to the development of the community of Orchard Park by serving many
years on the town's Planning Board. A future service is being planned. Contributions may be given to Wounded Warriors Project.org or sent to 4899 Belfort
Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

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