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Stanley Edwin Kociecki

March 20, 1921 July 28, 2019
Stanley Edwin Kociecki
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KOCIECKI, STANLEY EDWIN
Of Kenmore, NY peacefully went home to Jesus at The Pines of Machias on Sunday July 28, 2019 at age 98, beloved husband of Stella B. (nee Twaragowski) for 73 years; dear father of Robert, John (Bonny) and Linda (David) Smith; dear grandpa of Peter, Daniel, Aaron, Nathan, Anna, Eric and Maggie and nine great-grandchildren; also survived by nieces and nephews; brother of the late Tilly Slichta, Ted and Bill. Stanley was an Army Veteran of WWII, a Sergeant in the First Special Service Force, which was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. He received the Bronze Star, the Defense Medal of Norway and was a Chevalier in the order of the French Legion of Honor. In the Civilian Conservation Corps, Stan cleared land for state parks in Ithaca, New York. He remained an avid swimmer into his 80's; and he loved the Bible and his Savior. The family will be present to receive friends Friday August 2, 2019 from 5-8 PM at the GRECO FUNERAL HOME, 2909 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore (near Sheridan Dr.) where prayers will be said Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Paul's Church, 33 Victoria Blvd., Kenmore, at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Stanley's name to the First Special Service Force Association, P.O. Box 202, Helena, MT 59624. Please share your condolences at www.GRECOFUNERAL.com


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Visitation

Friday

2

Aug

5:00 PM 8/2/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/2/2019 8:00:00 PM
Greco Funeral Home

2909 Elmwood Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217

The family will be present to receive friends Friday August 2, 2019 from 5-8 PM at the GRECO FUNERAL HOME, 2909 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore (near Sheridan Dr.).

Greco Funeral Home
2909 Elmwood Avenue Kenmore 14217 NY
United States

Service

Saturday

3

Aug

11:00 AM 8/3/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/3/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Paul Church

33 Victoria Blvd
Kenmore, NY 14217

Prayers will be said Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Paul Church, 33 Victoria Blvd., Kenmore, at 11:00 AM.

St. Paul Church
33 Victoria Blvd Kenmore 14217 NY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Olivet Cemetery Final Resting Place

4000 Elmwood Ave.
Tonawanda, NY 14217

4000 Elmwood Ave. Tonawanda 14217 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

First Special Service Force Association

P.O. Box 202
Helena, MT 59624-0202
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