HOOKSETT - Donald J. "Bud" Ficek, 76, of Hooksett and formerly of Auburn, died June 29, 2013, at his home.
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Mr. Ficek was born May 31, 1937, in Manchester, the son of Joseph and Elaine (Trayes) Ficek. He attended local schools and graduated from the New Hampshire Technical Institute.
He owned Ficek Corporation, a heavy equipment general contractor, F&Z Construction and Corinthian Pools.
Bud loved his lakefront house on Lake Massebesic and was active in the Teamsters and volunteered for Special Olympics.
He raced cars and motorcycles, was an avid NASCAR enthusiast and was involved with local stock car racing. He loved his own custom street rod.
Bud was a 40-year member of the Deerhead Sports Club and a member of the New Hampshire National Guard.
He was a great dad and grandfather. He was very active in his granddaughter, Alexys' life.
He was predeceased by a brother, Edward Ficek and a sister, Joan Gorey.
Members of his family include a son, Donald J. Ficek of Hampton; a daughter, Robyn L. Ficek and a granddaughter, Alexys, both of Strafford; a brother, Richard Ficek of Bedford; three sisters, Andrea Long of Auburn, Donna Cote of Tilton, Debbie Heymans of Auburn; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Durning, Bykowski & Young Funeral Home, 285 Manchester St., corner of Beech Street, Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Manchester Animal Shelter, 490 Dunbarton Road, Manchester, 03102.
Go to www.durningbykowskiandyoung.com to sign an online register.
Published in Union Leader on July 8, 2013