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Oct. 4, 1920 – Oct. 5, 2012
George V. Loncar, a retired Buffalo police lieutenant, died Friday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 92.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Loncar was a 1939 graduate of Riverside High School. He served with the Army in the European Theater during World War II.
Mr. Loncar went to work for the Police Department in 1941. He served in the Accident Investigation Unit, Traffic Division – where he was in charge of city crossing guards for many years – and the Gambling Squad.
He also worked in the 4th, 6th, 13th and 17th precincts, retiring from Precinct 6 as a lieutenant in 1982.
He was a former president of the Buffalo Police Lieutenants Association and had served as a police commander during student uprisings at the University at Buffalo during the Vietnam War years.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, the former Lillian M. Martinick; four sons, George M., Gary F., James P. and Michael P.; and a sister, Sophia Jette.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Christopher Catholic Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Town of Tonawanda.