Seneca Health Care Center Salutes Veterans

Seneca Health Care Center Salutes Veterans

Seneca Health Care Center is proud to salute all of the veterans who live and work at our facility. We thank you for your service and sacrifices. Below are profiles on a number of our currnet resident veterans.

Albert Abbotoy was born on June 16, 1936 in Buffalo, NY. He served for three years in the Marine Corps and separated from service at the rank of private first class. As a civilian he worked as a police officer. He has two children and has been a resident at Seneca Health Care Center since January 22, 2018. He enjoys watching football and hockey.

John Bausenwein was born on December 16, 1945. He served in the Army and worked in construction as a civilian. He has five children.

Robert Beutler was born on July 18, 1939 in Buffalo, NY. He served in the Marine Corps for seven years during the Vietnam War. He separated from service at the rank of Corporal E4. As a civilian, he worked as a truck driver. He has a wife Patricia and five children. He has been a resident at Seneca Health Care Center since January 10, 2018.

Joseph Bonitati was born on June 15, 1930 in Lackawanna, NY. He served in the Army for two years and separated from service at the rank of corporal. As a civilian he worked on the railroad. He has a wife Alice and three sons. He came to live at Seneca Health Care Center in early 2019.

Edward Boyarski was born on August 22, 1931 in Dupont, PA. He served in the Navy for four years during the Korean War. He separated from service at the rank of petty officer second class. As a civilian he worked as a tool and die maker. His wife is deceased and he has two daughters. He has been a resident at Seneca Health Care Center since June of 2018. He enjoys gardening, reading the newspaper and listening to military music.

Vincent Courtney was born on July 15, 1942 in Buffalo, NY. He served in the Army for 9 years and separated from service at the rank of sergeant. As a civilian he worked as a supervisor. Vincent has been a resident at Seneca Health Care Center since 2015. He enjoys watching television.

Stephan Davis was born on August 12, 1951 in Tennessee. He served in the Army for four years during the Vietnam War. He separated from service at the rank of sergeant. As a civilian he worked as a truck driver. He has a wife Christine and four sons. Stephan is a member of the American Legion in Buffalo. He has been a resident at Seneca Health Care Center since 2017 and enjoys watching football.

Donald Ford was born on August 22, 1938 in Buffalo, NY and served in the Navy. He is married to Kathleen and has one son and four daughters. As a civilian he was a steelworker. He has been a resident at Seneca Health Care Center since 2018 and enjoys playing poker and monopoly and watching sports.

Alfred Kasperek was born on September 5, 1922 in Buffalo, NY. He served in the Army Aircore for three years during World War II. He completed is basic training in Atlantic City and was also in Hammerfield, CA. He separated from service at the rank of corporal. As a civilian he worked as an electrician. He was married to the late Helen Josephine and has two sons and two daughters. He has been a resident at Seneca Health Care Center since 2018. He enjoys watching football, basketball, pole vaulting and game shows.

William Kester was born on November 15, 1925 in Buffalo, NY. He served in the Navy for four years during World War II and was stationed in the Pacific. He was awarded a Purple Heart and separate from the serice at the rank of gunners mate second class. As a civilian he worked as a steel plant supervisor. His wife is deceased and he has four sons. He is a member of Pater Tare, Inc. William has been a resident at Seneca Health Care Center since 2017. He has enjoyed hunting in the past and loves to play Euchre.

Richard Klein was born on January 21, 1934 in Buffalo, NY. He served in the Air Force for 10 years during the end of the Korean War. When asked about the role he played, he responded that he was “just doing my job.” He separated from the service in 1963 at the rank of staff sergeant. As a civilian he worked in a factory. He is married to his wife Charlene and has five step-children. Richard became a resident at The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca in 2019. He enjoys watching sports and westerns on television and listening to country music.

John Matwijkow was born on March 13, 1939 in Buffalo, NY. He served in the Marine Corps for 10 years and in the reserves. He separated from service in 1957 at the rank of sergeant E5. As a civilian he worked as a commercial builder supplier for the Buffalo School system. He has a wife Joan and five children. He enjoys woodworking and furniture making as well as hunting and fishing.

James Meierer was born on September 20, 1947 in Buffalo, NY. He served in the Army for four years during the Vietnam War. He separated from service at the rank of E6 SSG. As a civilian he worked as a police officer. He has three children and enjoys being outside as well as playing and watching sports. He has been a resident at Seneca Health Care Center since 2017.

John Rieman was born on March 27, 1939 in Buffalo, NY. He served in the Army for six years including during the Korean War. He separated from service at the rank of sergeant. As a civilian he worked as a firefighter. John has been a resident at Seneca Health Care Center since June of 2018.

James Schweichler was born on April 17, 1937 in Lackawanna, NY. He served in the Marine Corp for five years during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation and separated from service at the rank of corporal. As a civilian he was a steelworker. He is married to Iona and has two children. He became a resident at Seneca Health Care Center in early 2019 and  enjoys reading.

John Wyntjes was born on November 25, 1951 in Buffalo, NY. He served in the Marine Corps for 20 years including during the Vietnam War. He separated from service at the rank of gunnery sergeant. As a civilian, he worked in housekeeping. He is a member of the American Legion. John has a wife Dianne and two sons. He enjoys working on puzzles, gardening, going to ballgames and visiting the museum.

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