NAPIERALA - Robert J. October 2, 2012, of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved husband of 66 years to Marie V. (nee Schmid) Napierala; dearest father of Frederick (Carol Arnone), Robert (Carol), Randal (Cindy) and Gregory Napierala; dear grand- father of 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends on Thursday 4-8 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 5090 Transit Rd. (south of Como Park Blvd.), where funeral services will be held on Friday at 8:45 AM and from St. Gabriel Church at 9:30 AM. Entombment St. Matthew Cemetery. Mr. Napierala was a retired Major with the US Army serving during WWII in Germany, participated in the invasion of Normandy, several battles during the European Theater and a member of the Pvt. Leonard Post V.F.W. Post #6251. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at

Funeral Home

Melvin J. Sliwinski Funeral Home
5090 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043
(716) 706-0200

Published in the Buffalo News on Oct. 4, 2012