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Anthony (JB) Bazan, 83, lifelong resident of West Utica, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 24, 2014, with his loving family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. JB was born on November 11, 1930, a son of Antoni and Katazyna Suidzak Bazan, and attended local schools. He served proudly with the United States Army during the Korean War from 1952-1953. On April 24, 1954, he married Jane Gabrukiewicz, a loving marriage of sixty years. JB was a partner with his brothers, Carl and Tom, of Bazan's Bakery, a West Utica business for over fifty years. He was a devoted father to his sons, Mark and Jim, and a wonderful Dziedzi (grandfather) to his three grandchildren, Michael, Katie and Larissa. JB was a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #189, the Jan Roback P.L.A.V. Post #8, the New Hartford American Legion Post #1376 and West Side Seniors. He is survived by his wife, Jane Bazan, of Utica; his two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Cheryl Bazan, of Bismark, ND, and James and Karen Bazan, of Oneonta; his grandchildren, Michael Bazan, of Fordville, ND, Katie (Nick) Holton, of Victoria, MN, and Larissa (Chris) LaMere, of St. Paul, MN; two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Avery Holton, of Victoria, MN; his sister, Freda Nowak, of Utica; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Carl, Tom and Eddie; his three sisters, Mary Bazan, Josephine Rozinski and Sadie Zamorski. The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Porus Dhabhar and his staff for the excellent care he received over the years, as well as the staff and nurses of Hospice and Palliative Care for their wonderful care given to JB throughout his final days. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Monday, April 28, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church, Utica. Those that wish may call on Monday, one hour prior to the Mass, at the Kowalczyk Funeral Home, 1156 Lincoln Avenue, Utica. Burial will take place in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014