Joseph M. Midura, 92 years old, of North Tonawanda and formerly of 15th Street, Niagara Falls, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Crestwood Health Care Facility. He was born in Niagara Falls on March 22, 1916, the son of the late Marcin and Katherine (Szczypien) Midura.

Mr. Midura attended Holy Trinity Parochial School and Trott Vocational High School. He was inducted into the United States Army on April 25, 1942 and served with the 483rd Army Air Force Base Unit as an Airplane Mechanic until his honorable discharge on December 4, 1945. He received the American Theater Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Midura worked as a Research Technician for 40 years at Union Carbide Corporation in Niagara Falls, working on the Manhattan Project and retired in 1982.

Mr. Midura moved to North Tonawanda in 1954 and was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. In his earliest years he was a member of the Niagara Falls Polish Folk Dancing Group. He was a member of the Union Carbide Retirees Club and their 25 Year Club. He enjoyed golfing with his foursome, the Polish Connection Golf Connection and was a North Tonawanda Class B Golf Champion. Mr. Midura was a member of the American Legion Portage Post #1465. He loved to dance with his late wife, Stella and was a good husband, father and friend.

Mr. Midura is survived by his son, Joseph Michael (Dr. Susan) Midura of Chesapeake, VA and his sister, Victoria Worosz of Sun City, AZ. He is also survived by his cousins, Dr. Jeanne Szczypien of New York City and Walter (Kay) Szczypien of Baldwinsville, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Stella (Czaja) Midura, who died on September 2, 1991 and his sisters, Bernice and Lottie Midura.

THERE IS NO PRIOR VISITATION. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 28th at 9:30 AM at Holy Trinity Church, 1419 Falls Street, Niagara Falls, with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kenmore, NY. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Czestochowa Church Renovation Fund. Arrangements by the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME INC.

Trending Video

Recommended for you