Casimer Joseph "Chris" Myszkowski Jr., 71, husband of Josephine Jean Hillier Myszkowski, died on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at his home.

Born on Dec. 25, 1948, in Buffalo, New York, he was a son of the late Casimer Joseph "Kayo" J. Myszkowski Sr. and Mary Dziuba Myszkowski. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after more than 20 years of service with the rank of chief master sergeant. He also retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed framing pictures and artwork. He was a member of the Retired Chief's Association and ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eat Out) Club.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years; a brother, Thomas Miller (Dorothy) of California; a sister, Barbara Olear of Delevan, New York; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with Chaplain Danny Williams officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the ROMEO Club.

Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Tonawanda, New York, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sumter United Ministries, 36 S. Artillery Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.