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911 Englewood Avenue
BUFFALO, NY 14223
Phone: (716) 836-2935
Fax: (716) 836-2936
James Szemraj

James Szemraj

Thursday, August 3rd, 1961 - Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Szemraj, James E. (Symbol American Flag) - December 29, 2019 - Loving son of Edward R. and Geraldine T. (nee Tomaka) Szemraj. Devoted brother of John A. Szemraj. Dear nephew of Louis (Rita) Tomaka and the late Esther Tomaka and Rita Kurkowski. Also survived by many cousins and relatives. The family will receive friends at the C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc. 911 Englewood Ave. Friday, January 3rd, from 4-7 PM. All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church 1085 Englewood Ave. Saturday, January 4th at 11:30 AM. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers donations in Jim's memory can be sent to Catholic Chrities of Buffalo. Please share condolences at www.mertzfh.com
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    911 Englewood Ave.
    Buffalo, NY 14223
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    St. John the Baptist Church
    Address
    1085 Englewood Ave.
    Buffalo, NY 14223
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Agnieszka

Posted at 02:53am
Jim once told me in a conversation that He once took part in painting US Navy ship. Since that time I have visited and seen multiple Navy ships. When I was in Virginia I had the opportunity to see several US Navy ships in the full glory. I was thinking about what he said, and what a challenging task Jim participated in. His humility in accomplishing such a vigorous task, made me realize that Jim was extraordinary man and I had pleasure to meet him.
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Ellen Samol

Posted at 10:40am
Jim always made me smile. He always had something nice to say and a good joke to tell. I am lucky to have known and even luckier to have been in his family.
JM

Joe Macielag

Posted at 08:44am
Ed and Gerry,
We reach out to you with deep love filled with compassion and seeking God's embrace upon you both during this loss. Difficult to understand why but we have faith that this new year symbolizes his new and eternal life in the presence of the Trinity and the saints of God!
Our prayers for him began from the moment we read about his passing, as we pray for both of you as well. With deep respect, Joe and Dorothy MacielÄ…g
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Scott Royal and Steven Reiss

Posted at 07:56am
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Lisa & Jonathan Emiliani and family

Posted at 07:50am
Jim will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy,
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