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December 31, 2012

William C. Sciuk

BOCA RATON, FL —  

William C. Sciuk, a WWII veteran, died peacefully on Christmas Eve in Boca Raton, FL. He was 95. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, Mr. Sciuk attended Trott Vocational High School and was a resident of Grand Island, NY, and Niagara Falls for over 50 years.
He was employed at Vanadium Steel and Union Carbide in Niagara Falls, NY, prior to working at the Chevy plant in Tonawanda, NY, for over 37 years, until his retirement in the early 1970's. He moved to Phoenix, AZ, in 1975 and then to Boca Raton, FL, in 1993. Mr. Sciuk served in the Army, rising to Corporal during World War II with the 34th Infantry Regiment and was in Hiroshima the day after the atomic bomb was dropped. He was invited to President Reagan's Inaugural in Washington, DC. Mr. Sciuk and was an avid hunter and sailor, building a canoe and two sloops, one still in existence in Grand Island, NY. He frequently swam across the Niagara River from Grand Island to Tonawanda during his residency on Grand Island, NY, and credited his long life and good health to exercise and a daily shot of bourbon.
Mr. Sciuk is survived by his second wife of 42 years, the former Virginia M. Ippolito; two daughters and a son by a previous marriage, Elizabeth Stoklosa, Paula and David (CA); one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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