GROMADA - Benjamin Age 78, of the City of Tonawanda, Tuesday, January 1, 2013, beloved husband of 56 years of Isabelle (nee Sawbridge) Gromada; father of Cynthia (Randy) Dominske, David Gromada, and the late Sandra Gromada; grandfather of Thomas, son of the late Benjamin and Julia (Mendrikowski) Gromada, brother of Richard (Marcia) Gromada; also survived by several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 8 at 10 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, 71 Adam St. in the City of Tonawanda. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart/Stroke Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220, or to the
. Arrangements by JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., Tonawanda. Benjamin was a US Army
veteran of the Korean War
. He joined the City of Tonawanda Police Department in 1961 and became a Detective in 1974 until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the DAV and the WARP.