Sebastian Charles "Bud" Manzella, 90, of Dunkirk, died peacefully, with his family at his side, Sunday, June 17, 2012.
He was born Feb. 27, 1922, in Portland, son of the late Frank and Antonina (Petronaci) Manzella. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Manzella served in the U.S. Army Air Force in the Pacific Theatre transport command as a mechanic and flight engineer. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and American Campaign Medal. Mr. Manzella was a retired employee of the former Nickel Plate - Norfolk Western Rail Road in 1983. His memberships included Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hedwig, World War II Vets
Club and Kosciuszko Polish Home. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Anna (Buczek) Manzella, whom he married
Sebastian C. “Bud” Manzella
November 6, 1954, and son David (Mary Levandoski) Manzella of Fredonia; two daughters, Marianne Manzella of Fredonia and Melinda (Agostino) Rotondo of Swampscott, Mass.; a sister, Constance Carroll of Seattle, Wash.; three
grandchildren, Jennifer Manzella, Michael Manzella, Kevin Manzella, along with several nieces and nephews, also survive. Preceded in addition to his parents by five sisters, Maime Scaccia, Lucy Mallare, Lena Manzella, Bertha
Triglia and Josephine Rizzo; and three brothers, Carl Argerie, Sam Argerie and Thomas Manzella. Relatives and friends are welcome to call at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 E. Doughty St., Dunkirk on Wednesday
from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. in Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hedwig. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Hedwig's Cemetery, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk,