Edmund S. Tarnowski

Edmund S. “Chief” Tarnowski, 84, of Dunkirk, died Saturday afternoon, January 5, 2013, at the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk. He was born June 25, 1928, in Dunkirk, son of the late Stephen and Viola (Dorosz) Tarnowski. A veteran of WW II, and serving with the US Army Air Force, as a Radar operator with the 613rd

Air Control and Warning Squadron at Irumagawa, Japan. Retired from the former Roblin Steel in Dunkirk.

His memberships include Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hedwig, Life member of the Northern

Chautauqua Conservation Club, Founding member of the South Shore Rod and Gun Club that he also help

to build, former member of the Kosciuszko Club and Dunkirk Racing Pigeon Club. Chief enjoyed hunting,

fishing, sitting in his garage listening to music with neighbors and friends, and his dog Boomer.

Surviving is his wife of 61 years Betty (Bialaszewski) Tarnowski, whom he married March 31, 1951, children Janice (Ronald) Budniewski, Gene (Jana) Tarnowski, Ken (Nancy) Tarnowski, his brother in law Stanley

Pachol, all of Dunkirk, grandchildren Brian (Christi) Budniewski, Kelly (Tom) Arcarese, Tara (Doug) Amidon, Traci Tarnowski, Kristen (Yerandy) Baez, Eric Tarnowski, great grandchildren Zachary and Sophia Budniewski, Brandyn Arcarese, Benjamin Amidon, K-9 best friend Boomer, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in addition to his parents are siblings Bernice Bernacki, Shirley Stelmach, Jean Ryczko, Julia Polowy, Lottie Vargo, John Dach, Adele Pachol, Leo Tarnowski. Relatives and friends are

welcome to call at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty Street in Dunkirk on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock in Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hedwig. Interment will be in St. Hedwig’s Cemetery.