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GAWRYS, John James

GAWRYS, John James

GAWRYS - John James Age 87 of the Town of Tonawanda, passed away November 29, 2017. Mr. Gawrys was a U.S. Navy, Korean War veteran, during which time he traveled to several Asian countries including China (Hong Kong) and Japan. He was awarded 5 medals during his time in the service. He was a proud lifetime member and past commander of the American Legion Sikora Post #1322. He was employed as an Electrical Planner for over 30 years by Niagara Mohawk. He loved attending military service reunions with his wife and traveling with his children and grandchildren. Beloved husband of Theresa (Szarpa) Gawrys for over 56 years. Dear father of James Gawrys, Roseann (Brian) Gannon, Paulette (Michael) McAuley and Anita (Roger) Murphy. Cherished grandfather of Christian, Nicholas, Zachary, Duncan, Bronwyn, Kayla, Jonathon (Stephanie), Shauna and Luke. Beloved brother of Adryana Peters and the late Paul Gawrys; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd., North Tonawanda on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday at 9:30 AM. from Our Lady of Czestochowa R.C. Church, 626 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with military honors. If so desired, memorials may be made to Homes For Our Troops, 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780. Guest register available at

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