Sebastian Charles Bud Manzella, 90, of Dunkirk, died peacefully, with his family at his side, Sunday, June 17, 2012.
He was born Feb. 27, 1922, in Portland, son of the late Frank and Antoni-na (Petronaci) Manzella.
A veteran of World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force in the Pa-cific Theatre transport com-mand as a mechanic and flight engineer. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Con-duct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Ameri-can Campaign Medal.
A retired employee of the former Nickel Plate-Norfolk Western Rail Road in 1983.
Memberships include Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hedwig, World War II Vets Club and Kosciuszko Polish Home.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Anna (Buczek) Manzella, whom he married November 6, 1954, and son David (Mary Levandoski) Manzella of Fredonia, two daughters: Marianne Manzella of Fredonia and Melinda (Agostino) Rotondo of Swampscott, Mass., a sister Constance Carroll of Seat-tle, Wash., three grandchil-dren: Jennifer Manzella, Michael Manzella, Kevin Manzella, along with several nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceded in addition to his parents are five sisters: Maime Scaccia, Lucy Mal-lare, Lena Manzella, Bertha Triglia and Josephine Riz-zo; and three brothers: Carl Argerie, Sam Argerie and Thomas Manzella.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 E. Doughty St., Dunkirk on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thurs-day morning at 10 a.m. in Blessed Mary Angela Par-ish Church of St. Hedwig.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Hedwig's Cemetery, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk, NY 14048.