LEVANDOWSKI - Arthur F. "Archie" May 12, 2014, at the VA Nursing Home in Batavia, NY, loving husband of 64 years to Sophie P. (nee Jozwiak) Levandowski; beloved father of Arthur M. "Archie" (Mary Lou) Levandowski and the late Michael T. Sr. (Mary McLeod) Levandowski; cherished grandfather "Dziadzia" to Amy (Matt) Owcarz, Kristin (Jason) PeQueen, Mark (Alison) Levandowski and Michael T. Levandowski Jr.; great-grandfather of Ethan, Robbie, Rachel and Alex M. PeQueen, Olivia and Collin Owcarz and Madison Levandowski; dear brother of Leonard (Louise) Levandowski of Tucson, AZ, Jean (John) Jozwiak and the late Mary Lou (Bob) McGaffick of Albion, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, May 19 at 10 AM at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 4375 Harris Hill, Williamsville, NY. No prior visitation. Arrangements by DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME. Arthur enlisted into the Army in 1941 at Fort Niagara and retired in December 1963. He served at Fort Chaffee, AR, with the 14th Armor Division and was assigned to "94th Squadron Recon" where he drove halftrack and light tanks. He served as a paratrooper for 13 years at Fort Benning, GA, assigned to the 541 Parachute Battalion in North Carolina. When the "541" disbanded, Arthur was sent to the "11th Airborne" which was stationed in the Philippines and Okinawa Japan in WWII. After Japan surrendered, the unit was assigned to the Occupation of Japan and he served four years in Sende, Japan. Later, he was sent stateside to serve at Fort Campbell, KY to train reserves for the Korean War, where he also served two years at the 38th Parallel. Arthur served a short tour of duty at Schwefert, Germany and 38 months at the Canisius College ROTC Program as an instructor of college students. He also served a tour with the 1st Division at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, CO and a tour at Fort Riley, KS, training troops to be combat ready. Arthur retired after close to 22 years of service as Command Sgt. Major with commendations and medals. Upon retirement, he was also employed at the Buffalo Main Post Office for 25 years. In his spare time, he volunteered for the VA Hospital and Catholic Soup Kitchens. Arthur loved all sports and was a true blue Yankee fan. He loved to be active with his grandchildren and liked to putter around the garden. Archie will be remembered for the unwavering love which was demonstrated time and time again to his family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army or
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Published in the Buffalo News from May 17 to May 18, 2014