Honor Mission

Adolph S. Szaras Jr., USAAC Veteran

Cheektowaga, New York - 26 Feb 2018


We have been requested to participate in Honoring another WWII Hero. Adolph S. Szaras, Jr. of Cheektowaga passed away on February 22nd at the age of 97. 

He served 3 years in the US Army Air Corps from 1942-1945, including over 14 months in the European Theater. His MOS was 611-Aerial Gunner, and he was attached to the 18th Bomb Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. 

Mr. Szaras was involved in the Air Offensive Europe Campaign. On 30 May 1944 his B-24 was shot down by enemy fire, and he received injuries as a result. Mr. Szaras was captured and endured 11 months as a German POW, including one of the torturous forced "Great Marches." He was finally liberated by Patton's Army, and was Honorably Discharged on 27 October 1945 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. For his Heroic Service to our Nation, Adolph S. Szaras Jr. was awarded the Purple Heart Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; Prisoner of War Medal; WW-II Victory Medal.

Obituary: http://www.smolarekfh.com/obituaries...as/#!/Obituary

Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.

Daniel R. Smolarek Funeral Home
2510 Union Road
Cheektowaga, New York - 14227

Ride Captain:

Wayne Siminski

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family.
Prayer Service at the FH at 9:30 AM, followed by Dignified Escort to St. Philip the Apostle Church, 950 Losson Road, Buffalo. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM, followed by Dignified Escort to St. Stanislaus Cemetery for Burial with Military Honors.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are properly placed and securely attached.

Mr. Szaras endured challenges and difficulties during his Service to our Nation that most of us cannot relate to. Please consider devoting some time to help Honor him, and to support his loving and proud family.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Don Higgins
Position: SRC, Region 1


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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.


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