Just one day after he celebrated his 96th birthday, Raymond Wardynski, the man who built a sausage empire right here in Buffalo, died Saturday at his home on Sarasota, Florida.
Wardynski Meats of Buffalo is internationally known for its Polish sausage, hot dogs and other products, and the family and company have long been pillars of Western New York's Polish-American community. This locally grown business has been a part of this area since the 1950s.
In addition to his wife, Sue and son, Mr. Wardynski is survived by two daughters, Paula and Catherine, and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are expected to be completed after the early Memorial Day holiday.