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Honor Mission

Alex A. Napierala, Jr., Veteran
Depew, New York - 28 Dec 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of another WWII Hero. Alex A. Napierala Jr. of Cheektowaga passed away on December 22nd at the age of 93. Mr. Napierala Served Active Duty in the US Navy from 1943-1946, and Naval Reserves until 1953. His rating was Electrician's Mate 2nd Class (E-5), and he served aboard the Destroyer Escort USS Weaver in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Honorably Discharged on 19 March 1946, EM2 Napierala earned the following awards: Navy Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/7 Battle Stars; Philippine Liberation Medal w/1 Star; WWII Victory Medal.

Primary Staging Time: 9:45 A.M.

Melvin J. Sliwinski Funeral Home
5090 Transit Road
(South of Como Park Blvd.)
Depew, New York - 14043

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family.
Prayer Service at 10:45 AM.
Followed by Dignified Escort to Queen of Martyrs Church, 180 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga.
Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM.
Followed by Dignified Escort to Saint Stanislaus Cemetery, 700 Pine Ridge Heritage Blvd., Buffalo.
Interment with Military Honors.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are securely attached to your vehicles.
Please do what you're able to help Honor the WWII Naval Service of Alex A. Napierala, Jr. and to support his proud and loving family.
NOTE: We have another Mission at the same time in Falconer (George Brown LRC.) Please try to support one of the Missions.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted by:
Don Higgins, SRC, Reg-1

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.


PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 637

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal


Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

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