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Szklarz to be sworn in as Buffalo postmaster

A longtime employee of the U.S. Postal Service, who started his career as a carrier in the City of Buffalo, will be sworn in Tuesday as the 44th postmaster of Buffalo.

Thomas J. Szklarz started his career in 1977 and has held numerous positions, including supervisor and manager of customer services, at several Buffalo stations and branches, according to a local spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service. Most recently, he was senior manager of post office operations.

Szklarz previously served as postmaster of Lancaster, North Tonawanda and Niagara Falls.

The Buffalo postmaster is responsible for delivery to approximately 250,000 business and residential addresses, retail service to almost 1.4 million branch visitors annually and the oversight of 750 employees, said spokeswoman Karen Mazurkiewicz. Last year, the Buffalo stations and branches conducted almost $135 million in postal transactions.

Szklarz is scheduled to be sworn in at a noontime ceremony at the Buffalo Processing & Distribution Center on William Street.