John L. Daniel

PERRYSBURG – John L. Daniel, age 87, of North Rd. passed away Saturday March 9, 2013 at the Lakeshore Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in the Town of Hanover.

Born January 26, 1926 in Lublin, Poland the son of Stanislaw and Eleanora (Kot) Daniel.

John was a Holocaust survivor taken from his homeland in Poland during the German invasion of WWII. He was only 15 years old, forced to live in a concentration camp never to see his parents again. John was able to defect from the camp to join American Forces which enabled him to come to America when the war was over.

After arriving, John found work at St. Stanislaus Ro-man Catholic Church in Buffalo where he met his wife Dolores Gorej. They were married July 2, 1955 at St. Barbara’s RC Church in Lackawana. Dolores passed away June 1st, 1988.

John was a member of Local 897 having worked for Ford Motor Co. He retired from the Woodlawn Stamping Plant after 25 years of service. John also was a member of the James Cruden VFW Post 5007 of Gowanda and the Gowanda Moose Lodge No. 1312.

Survivors include 2 sons, Tim (Teri) Daniel of Perrysburg, Mike (Barb) Daniel of Brant and a daughter Joanne Daniel of Gowanda. John is also sur-vived by grandchildren Cherish, Corri Lee, Jennifer and Christopher along with great grandchildren Serenity, Mikayla, Justice, Sebastian and Cody.

Besides his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by brothers and sisters in Poland.

Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda (716)-532-4200 today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Wednesday March 13, 2013 @ 10am. Interment to follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery Buffalo. Memorials may be made in John’s name to a charity of one’s choice.