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Matthew S. Grzelak, 68, of Grand Island, NY passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Mercy Hospital with his loving wife by his side. Born in Frille-Minden, Germany on November 9, 1948 he was the son of the late Stefan and Sophie (Gondecka) Grzelak. Matthew entered the United States Air Force on March 20, 1969, serving during the Vietnam War as a fuel specialist. Being stationed in Indonesia, Korea and Vietnam. He was honorably discharged as a SGT on March 19, 1975. After serving his country he began working at General motors on the assembly line, until his retirement. Matthew was an avid reader, who in his younger years enjoyed sailing.
He is survived by his wife: Jolanta (Zarnecka) Grzelak; Sister In-law, Elizabeth (Tony) Weisel, along with brother & sister in laws and cousins in Poland. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his daughter, Kathleen Grzelak, and brother, Richard Grzelak.
Visitation will be Private. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 9:30 AM on Tuesday, May 30th at Divine Mercy Parish, 2437 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, NY with Rev. Jacek Mazur officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Burial with Military honors following in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. Arrangements entrusted to ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME INC. Visit zajacfuneralhomeinc.com for online condolences
Published on May 27, 2017
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