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Obituary Notice – Kenneth J. Trank

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FORESTVILLE:  Kenneth J. Trank, 88, of Main Street, Forestville, died unexpectedly, Monday, October 14th, 2019 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving.  He was born in Buffalo, on March 20, 1931, the son of the late Kenneth L. and Edith (Lee) Trank.

Mr. Trank was a graduate of Hutch Tech High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He worked as a Truck Driver for the former Dunkirk Ice Cream, and previously worked in Real Estate with his father, was a Mail Carrier for the Buffalo Postal Service and worked for Pepsi-Cola.  Mr. Trank was a past member of the Dunkirk American Legion Post #62, enjoyed life, loved to laugh & tell jokes.

Survivors include his loving companion of 18 years, Bonnie Miller of Forestville, two daughters, Barbara (Robert) Godios, Patty (John) Rejewski, a son, Robert (Dawn) Trank and a brother, Ronald Trank.  Also surviving are several grandchildren & great grandchildren.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Coleen A. (Monroe) Trank, who died November 2, 1999, a son Jim Trank and a brother Raymond Trank.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 2-6 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery, where Graveside Military services will be conducted by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post, Forestville.

The family suggests memorials may be made to American Legion Post #62, 211 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048.  To post condolences go to


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