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Michael L. Austin

Michael L. Austin

Firefighter Michael L. Austin, age 39, of the Buffalo Fire Department died in a propane tank explosion on December 27, 1983.

Michael G. Catanzaro

Michael G. Catanzaro

Firefighter Michael G. Catanzaro, age 36, of the  Buffalo Fire Department died in a propane explosion on December 27, 1983. Michael Catanzaro was a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Vietnam War, He rose to the rank of Lance Corporal. He was appointed to the Buffalo Fire Department in 1971. He is survived by […]

Matthew E. Colpoys

Matthew E. Colpoys

Firefighter Matthew E. Colpoys, age 47, of the  Buffalo Fire Department died in a propane explosion on December 27, 1983. Firefighter Matthew Colpoys was a appointed to the Buffalo Fire Department in 1960. He was also a member of the Iron Workers Local 6 and an avid sports coach at the St. Thomas Aquinas School. […]

James C. Lickfeld

James C. Lickfeld

Firefighter James C. “Red” Lickfeld, age 43, of the  Buffalo Fire Department died in a propane explosion on December 27, 1983. Firefighter Lickfeld was an 18-1/2 year veteran of the Buffalo Fire Department. He is survived by a wife and three children.

Anthony J. Waszkielewicz

Anthony J. Waszkielewicz

Firefighter Anthony J. Waszkielewicz, age 37, of the  Buffalo Fire Department died in a propane explosion on December 27, 1983. Anthony Waszkielewicz was an Army veteran who served in Vietnam. He was appointed to the Buffalo Fire Department in 1973. He is survived by a wife and two children.