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Richard E. "Dick" Szalkiewicz

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Richard E. "Dick" Szalkiewicz, 87, of Amherst, passed away suddenly Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Metro Health, Cleveland.

He was born in Lorain, January 24, 1927, to the late Anthony and Marcella (nee Zeniec) Szalkiewicz. At the age of sixteen, Dick became employed by the former National Tube on the weekends. Dick was a 1945 graduate of Lorain High School. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He was a sergeant at the time of his discharge. When Dick returned from the service, he assumed his employment at the steel plant in the Fuel and Power Department, being assigned to the B.O.P. Shop. He worked there as an instrument and relief foreman. He retired after 44 years of employment with the United States Steel Corporation.

In retirement, Dick was an all around handyman. He was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, South Amherst and United Steelworkers of America Local 1104.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years Joann J. (nee Skorupa), three children, James (Suzanne) of South Amherst, Deborah Gale of Illinois, Karen (Anthony) Sciulli of Arizona, two grandchildren Richard and Benjamin, and his brother Daniel of Lorain.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Irene Bragiel and brothers Casimir, and in childhood Edward.

Friends will be received Saturday 11 a.m. until time of noon mass at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 333 South Lake Street, South Amherst. Burial with military rites conducted by the Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Amherst.

Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst, entrusted with funeral arrangements.
Published in The Morning Journal on May 23, 2014
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