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11/3/1912 - 5/12/1994 Obituary Buffalo News

Services for Ernest W. Senn, 81, of the Village of Blasdell, a retired delicatessen operator and decorated World War II combat veteran, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Melvin J. Sliwinski Funeral Home, 85 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga.

Senn, a native of Buffalo and a 1930 graduate of East High School, died Thursday (May 12, 1994) in Mercy Hospital after a long illness.

During World War II, Senn served in the Marine Corps, surviving the landing at Iwo Jima and the fierce fighting in the Battle of Saipan. He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals.

He was one of the founders and first commander of Thomas E. Tehan Post 1449 of the American Legion and was later financial officer and banquet manager of the post.

Senn operated Senn's Delicatessen on East Delavan Avenue for many years and Senn's Service Station at Bailey and Langfield avenues. He worked as a mechanic for Trico from 1963 to 1978.

Survivors include his wife, the former Leona Zwack; a daughter, Audrey Stankowski; a son, Charles of Depew; two sisters, Marie Ebert of Largo, Fla., and Esther Allan of Getzville; a brother, Max of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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