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SMOKOWSKI, Richard T.
SMOKOWSKI - Richard T. Of Lackawanna, at the age of 83, on February 14, 2018, loving husband of 58 years of Ruth M. (nee Nicaise) Smokowski; dearest father of Mary Beth (Michael) McDaniel, Frances (Ernest), John (Ann Marie), Paul (Martica), James, Angela (John) Horvath and Grace McKenzie; dearest grandfather of 12 grandchildren. Visitation Friday (February 23) from 3-7 PM at NORMAN E. GANNON & SONS, Inc. FUNERAL HOME, 1075 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna. Friends are invited to join the family for The Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Victory Basilica on Saturday (February 24th) at 10:30 AM. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Mr. Smokowski was a Canisius College graduate with a BS in Chemistry and an MBA in Business Administration. He mentored adolescents in the Junior Achievement. He was in the first graduating class of ROTC at Canisius College and served in the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant for 2 years active duty and 8 years in the reserves. His career in Nuclear Physics led him to be a founder of a successful business in Health Physics and Radiation Safety. He was a devout member of the Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Victory and throughout his life was an avid fisherman. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials to the Hamburg Adult Day Services Music Program, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg 14075. Visit www.GANNONFUNERAL.com