Tessie J. Szachara (1916 - 2013)

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Szachara, Tessie J.

Endwell: Tessie J. Szachara, 96, passed into the arms of her Lord on March 29, 2013 at her home in Endwell, New York. She was born on April 16, 1916 in Endicott, New York to Stanley and Katherine (Bialczak) Budny. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Walter J. (Sharkey) Szachara; her parents, Stanley and Katherine Budny; two brothers, Alexander and Stanley Budny; a sister, Helen (Budny) Kida; and her great-grandaughter, Emily Mae Szachara. Tessie is survived by her son and daughter in law, Retired USAF Colonel Walter & Tanya Szachara of Foley Alabama. A daughter & son in law: Diane & Jack Prince, Vestal; seven grandchildren: Gregory & Scott Szachara, Myra (Szachara) Guido, Cynthia (Prince) Hissin and Kathryn (Prince) Mills, Shane Prince and Holly (Prince) Lovesky; 13 great-grandchildren: Gabrielle, Samantha, Veronica, Evelyn, and Eva Szachara, Alexander Guido, Erica and Keegan Dickinson, Mia Mills and Asa Hissin, Lily, Lukas, and Lennon Lovesky; several nieces and nephews and other relatives. Tessie grew up in Endicott, NY, where she completed Elementary School at Broad St. School and attended Junior High. She then went to work for Endicott-Johnson Corp. as a finisher. When World War II broke out, she was first employed by Remington Rand Corp. as a Propeller blade inspector and then later by IBM Corp. as a final inspector for military products. Tessie was a life-long member of All Saints National Catholic Church in Johnson City, NY. She was also a longtime member of the Women of the Moose, where she was a member of the College of Regents and many-time Senior Regent of the Endicott Lodge. She participated Actively in the shuffleboard and bowling programs. She was also a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Kopernik Society. Tessie married Walter J. (Sharkey) Szachara in 1937, in Endicott, NY. They were happily married for 32 years. At the end of World War II, Tessie and her husband founded and operated the Polka Tavern on North St. in Endicott. After her husband's death in 1970, she Continued to operate the business until her retirement in September of 1983. She retired to her small house in Endwell, where she could often be seen walking her beloved dog, Angel, and feeding her squirrels and birds. A Funeral Service will be held 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, at Laskowski Funeral Home, and at 9:30 a.m. at All Saint's National Catholic Church, 42 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, where Rev. Dennis Ruda will officiate a Mass of Christian Burial. A Prayer Service by the Women's Adoration Society of All Saint's National Catholic Church will be held at the funeral home on Monday, at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Monday, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Arrangements and supervision by:


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Laskowski Funeral Home
367 Prospect St. Binghamton, NY 13905
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