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Oct. 10, 1944 – Sept. 19, 2013

Anthony B. Kalisz Jr. of Lockport, a retired Buffalo police officer, died Thursday in Niagara Hospice House. He was 68.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Kalisz was a graduated of Kensington High School and a member of the National Guard.

He decided early on to pursue a career in law enforcement and worked 26 years for the Buffalo Police Department, retiring in 1993. He spent his entire career assigned to Precinct 4 on Michigan Avenue.

His hobbies included fishing, collecting model trains and raising tropical fish. He also raised turtles, one of which was documented by a local veterinarian as being more than 50 years old.

Mr. Kalisz was a parishioner at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Lockport.

Survivors include his wife, the former Susan Vorwerk; a daughter, Stacy Johnson; a son, Anthony B. III; and a sister, Geraldine Olkowski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John the Baptist Church, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport.