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William J. Domorat, 80, of Jerauld Avenue, a decorated veteran of World War II and a Carborundum Co. retiree, died Sunday (Sept. 1, 1996) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness.

Domorat, a platoon sergeant in the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, served in the Army from May 1941 to December 1945. He was wounded in France in 1944 and received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He made one combat parachute jump and 13 training jumps.

Domorat was born in Niagara Falls and attended local schools. In 1949, he married the former Lucy Sarro in Niagara Falls.

He retired in 1979 after working in the lathe room at Carborundum for 39 years.

Domorat's hobbies included ballroom dancing, listening to music, fishing, bowling and photography. He belonged to the John A. Duke Senior Citizens' Center and the senior citizens' club at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Frank Congi and Peter Congi; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 27th Street and Independence Avenue, after prayers at 10 in the M.J. Colucci Funeral Chapel, 468 19th St. Entombment will be in Joseph's Cemetery Mausoleum.

(The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY, 2 Sep 1996, Page A8  - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)


[courtesy of "LS"]

Crypt marker for William J. Domorat, and spouse in Mausoleum 3: Level 5, Crypt #153, Saint Josephs Cemetery, Niagara Falls (Niagara county), New York.

William enlisted in the Army at Buffalo, NY on 12 May 1941.

On 5 December 1942, Cpl Domorat was transferred from the reception center, Camp Blanding, FL to Company G, 508th PIR

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