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Oct. 11, 1918 – March 25, 2013

Siegfried “Fred” Wozniak, of West Seneca, a journeyman machinist, died unexpectedly Monday in the home of his daughter in Williamsville. He was 94.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of South Park High School. He served with the Army’s 114th Armored Division in Europe in World War II. While fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, he shot down a German Messerschmidt fighter plane with a .50-caliber machine gun.

With occupational forces after the war, he was in charge of a German town. He attained the rank of master sergeant and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Later, he served as a warrant officer first class in the New York National Guard.

Mr. Wozniak was a machinist for 33 years for J.W. Clement, later Arcata Graphics, and was working in the Computer Printing Division on William Street when he retired in 1984.

He was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus and was longtime scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 250 at St. Casimir Catholic Church of Buffalo.

His wife of 62 years, Josephine Kensy Wozniak, died in February 2012.

Surviving are two daughters, Dr. Antoinette and Barbara McKedy, and a son, Thomas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 200 St. Gregory Court, Amherst.