SALAMANCA - Chester S. Barczak, 85, of Salamanca, died Tuesday (Oct. 29, 2013) at the Absolute of Salamanca following a brief illness.
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Born Dec. 12, 1927, in Salamanca, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary Tomasik Barczak. On Oct. 14, 1950, in Salamanca, he married the former Nancy Wagner, who predeceased him on Dec. 3, 1984.
Mr. Barczak was retired from the Chessie System Railroad. He also previously owned and operated the Meadows Restaurant and Ches-Bar. Mr. Barczak joined the U.S. Navy in 1945 and served his country on the USS Rogers for three years.
He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, Veterans Foreign War John Ahrens Post 5296; past member of BPO Elks Lodge 1025, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1002, Kiwanis, Holy Cross Club; and a member of Elkdale Country Club since 1951.
He is survived by a son, Mark Barczak of Salamanca; two daughters, Maureen Kohl of Olean and Sharon Zetts of Sarasota, Fla.; four grandchildren, Melissa Barczak, Dawn (Thomas) Hogan, Michael Barczak and Jeremy Zetts; a sister, Rita DeBellis of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Ted Barczak and Joseph Barczak; and two sisters, Cecelia Dry and Natalie Ambuske.
There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Peace Parish at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Family suggests memorials to the Elkdale Country Club or to the donor's choice.
E-condolence may be sent to email@example.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.
O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc Funeral Home
25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Oct. 31, 2013