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Jan. 18, 1923 – Nov. 5, 2013

Myron B. Tomczak, a World War II veteran and retired accountant, died Tuesday in Absolut Care of Orchard Park after a lengthy illness. He was 90.

Known as “Mike,” Mr. Tomczak was born in Cheektowaga and was a graduate of Depew High School. He earned an associate degree in business methods from the University of Buffalo.

He was a member of the 9th Army Air Force during World War II, serving in Europe and Africa.

Afterward, he was an accountant for American Standard from 1948 to 1953, then was chief accountant for Spencer Kellogg Division of Textron from 1953 until his retirement in 1983.

Mr. Tomczak was a charter member of the Buffalo Chapter of the Planning Executives Institute. He also was a past officer of the Seniors Club at Blessed John Paul II Catholic Parish, as well as a member of its Holy Name and St. Vincent de Paul societies.

His interests included reading, writing, model railroads, travel, painting and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Lorraine Rechin; a daughter, Eileen Tighe; a brother, Richard; and a sister, Diana Mazgaj.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon Saturday in Blessed John Paul II Parish, 2052 Lakeview Road, Lake View.