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BAWNIK - Henry On August 20, 2018, of Williamsville, NY, surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Linda. Cherished father of Jamie Elias, Tammy Bawnik Basist (Michael) and Cindy Ashton (Adam). Adored Zayda of Erika (Travis), Jeremy, Madeleine, Samantha, Evan, Leah and Lexi and great-grandchildren Lily and Henry. He was born in Lodz, Poland and survived the Holocaust in the Lodz Ghetto, the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Furstengrube and a death march ending in Neustadt Bay, Germany, where he was one of a few hundred who survived the sinking of the Cap Arcona in which thousands of concentration camp prisoners perished. Henry was a survivor in every sense of the word and his life force will be missed by all who knew him. Private Funeral Services will be held at a time that is convenient for his family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in Henry's memory to Hospice Foundation of WNY or the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo. A period of mourning will be held at Cindy and Adam's residence Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9pm. Arrangements under the direction of AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, LLC., (716)636-4174. Family guest book available at

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