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October 31, 2013

Perry L. Domzella

ROCHESTER — Perry L. Domzella, of Lewiston, died Monday, October 28, 2013, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.

He was born in Clearfield, PA, on June 12, 1936, the son of the late Dorothy (Melvin) (Young) Domzella Bradley and William Domzella.

Perry graduated from Niagara Falls High School and attended Union College in Schenectady. He was a pipefitter with Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 22 for over 50 years.

A dedicated community servant, Perry was a member and chief of both Niagara Active Hose and Upper Mountain Fire Company. He was  instrumental in establishing Upper Mountain's  ambulance service and served as a fire inspector for the Town of Lewiston.

He was a longtime high school football referee and enjoyed gardening, reading his three      newspapers each day and traveling with his beloved wife, Janet.

Perry is survived by his wife of 36 years, Janet M. (Messenger) Domzella; a son, Perry (Cairine) Domzella of Elmira, Ontario; three stepsons, Christopher (Patty) Wodzinski of Trumansburg, NY, Joseph (Nam Thi Tran) Wodzinski of Arlington, VA, and Daniel Wodzinski of Niagara Falls, NY; a daughter, Pamela Domzella; nine grandchildren, Frank, Anastasia, Angelo, Michael, Nicholas, Anthony, Samuel, Eliza and Emily; a great-grandson; an aunt, Patsy (Nelson) Frank of Niagara Falls; a brother, Patrick (Linda) Bradley of Lewiston; and a sister, Colleen (Darrell) Banks of Lockport. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will be present Sunday from 2-6 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 901 Cayuga Street, LEWISTON, NY. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10 AM at Holy Family Chapel, 5180 Chew Road, Sanborn, NY, with the Rev. Peter M. Calabrese, CRSP, officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made in Perry's name to the Upper Mountain Fire Company, the Lewiston Public Library or UNYTS. Inurnment in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.

Visit www.rhoneyfuneralhome.com for guest register.

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