The Oldest Kuznicki

The Oldest Kuznicki

Aunt Rita is my grandfather's aunt's husband's sister, but she's always been a Kuznicki. Rita Loretta Niedbalski was born on February 20, 1925 in Dunkirk, New York to Frank and Mary (Umataoski) Niedbalski. Frank and Mary had three other children--Valentine  "Bill" (b. 1912), Anna (b. 1914) and Agatha (b. 1917)--and the family owned a small [...]

Boxing in Pearl Harbor

Boxing in Pearl Harbor

Thomas Michael Kuznicki, Sr. Thomas Michael Kuznicki, Sr., my maternal great-grandfather, enlisted in the United States Navy on May 19, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. At the time of his enlistment, he was working as a truck driver at Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Dunkirk, was recently married to my great-grandmother, Beatrice Maude Peterson, and was [...]