on April 11, 2014 - 5:16 PM
Dec. 8, 1961 – March 4, 2014
A memorial service for Brian A. Dombek, a machinist and neighborhood advocate, will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in Buszka Funeral Home, 2005 Clinton St.
Mr. Dombek was the victim of a homicide March 4 in his South Buffalo home. He was 52.
David Meyers, 19, of Buffalo, described as an acquaintance of Mr. Dombek, has been charged with second-degree murder.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Dombek was a graduate of Seneca Vocational High School. He took basic and advanced machinist training at the Metal Working Institute.
He completed Erie 1 BOCES courses in welding and property maintenance and finished the BOCES home inspection professional licensing program in 2009.
He worked as a machinist for Richards Machine and Tool in Lancaster from 1985 to 1989 and as a computer controlled machinist for Wilson Greatbatch Ltd. from 1995 to 1997 and for Avox Systems in Lancaster from 1997 to 2007.
He was a member of the Communication Workers of America, Local 81326, and the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers (IUE), Local 326. He held an IUE journeyman’s card.
A resident of Babcock Street before he moved to South Buffalo, he was a founder and president of the Seneca-Babcock Block Club and was instrumental in obtaining grant money for neighborhood improvements.
He enjoyed home remodeling projects, gardening, fishing, movies and music.
Survivors include two brothers, James and Jeffrey; and three sisters, Diane Fitzgerald, Sharon Malczewski and Rosalie Bachert.