David L. "Scrubby" SEWERYNIAK
SEWERYNIAK - David L. "Scrubby" July 22, 2016, of West Seneca, NY, beloved son of Gertrude (nee Skowron) and late Walter P. Seweryniak; loving brother of Gerald (Catherine) Seweryniak and Jennifer (Ronald) Maziarz; special uncle of Heather (Marc) Bristow, Matthew (Sarah) Seweryniak, Robert and Julia Maziarz; great-uncle of Liam and Avery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Monday at 10 AM in St. Philip the Apostle RC Church, 950 Losson Rd., Cheektowaga. No prior visitation. Donations in David's name may be made to Hospice Buffalo. David was a long time polka band leader and Polka Music Hall of Fame artist. Arrangements by DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME. Send condolences and share memories at SmolarekCares.com

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Published by Buffalo News from Jul. 23 to Jul. 24, 2016.
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David was taken way too soon. Great person to work with, had a great sense of humor. Great person to have known.
Catherine Carroll-Matteliano
Coworker
July 19, 2019
scrubby is BUFFALO polka music. CANADAS connection to SCRUBBY will ALWAYS be remembered. fun times with SCRUBBY when he was OFF STAGE. on stage, off stage he was ALWAYS FUNNY. i met SCRUBBY back in the late 70s and i had a friend from BUFFALO for life. too short of a life. wish he was here for a couple more decades at least. POLKAS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT SCRUBBY. EDWARD BUSKO
EDWARD BUSKO
August 7, 2016
Thank you Dave for your music talent,was always excited to see the Dynatones.
Al Osowiecki Jr
August 3, 2016
Jen and family, I will always remember the showmanship and talent Scrubby had. I considered him "the golden voice of Buffalo". he brought great joy and fun everywhere he played. I enjoyed the times he played in Erie. Now my parents will be dancing to him again in heaven.

Janet from Erie Pa, Karen's sister.
July 31, 2016
Scrubby, you are the greatest, an asset to Polka Music and to the community. You will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace. My sincere condolences to the family.
Mary Ann (Polka Happiness). Switkowski-Klemenz- Cartner
July 30, 2016
RIP Scrubby, you and the Dynatones played at my wedding Zosia is still our favorite polka Love David, Diane and Meghan Piwowarczyk
David & Diane Piwowarczyk
July 28, 2016
Sorry to hear of Scrubby's passing away. Our prayers are with the family.
John and Barb Zwawa
July 26, 2016
Dearest Gerti, Jen & Jerry, So sorry to hear of the loss of our dear Scrubby. He has another polka party that been waiting for him in heaven! Prayers of comfort and I cherish all our families memories, LOVE & HUGS
Susie (Boruszewski)Lewis
July 25, 2016
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Michael Krupa
July 25, 2016
RIP Scrubby... Best band around when you played at my wedding in 1979...
Cindi Olejniczak
July 25, 2016
north;south;east;west' which ever is best it did not matter because YOU COVERED THEM ALL'' my PRAYER'S & THOUGHT'S ARE WITH YOU'' also to JENNIFER & the entire FAMILY''' REST IN PEACE BUDDY''' MIKE BURDZY ''THANK'S FOR THE MEMORIES ''
MIKE BURDZY
July 25, 2016
Thank you Scrubby for the music and memories. The Dynatones will always be number 1 in our book and your music will be listened to for a long time to come both on the radio and in our hearts.
Stas and Karen Bys
July 25, 2016
My condolences to the Seweryniak family. Scrubby, you were the "Dynatones." My favorite polka band of all time. I am so fortunate to have shared the bandstand with you and the Dynatones so many times as a member of the Heavy Chicago Polka band way back in the day. May you rest in peace.
Ed Kurr
July 25, 2016
Rest in peace Scrubby .
Mitch Piotrowski
July 25, 2016
Butch and Pat Carrick
July 25, 2016
My deepest condolences at this truly sad time. Scrubby was a true entertainer, a wonderful friend to many, and absolutely one of a kind. May the memories give you comfort and may he rest in peace. There is a polka heaven for sure.
Jackie (McBride) Hoyt
July 25, 2016
He was one of my favortes both on stage and off. We'll dearly miss him. I'll cherish my friendship forever. The Polka field is stronger because of Scrubby>
Jimmy Jimmy Sturr
July 25, 2016
Thank you for all the fond memories. Your polka music will live forever. May Heaven enjoy you as much as the polka world did.
Dennis Krieger
July 25, 2016
My condolences to the Seweryniak family. Scubby was one of a kind, funny, loving and talented. As soon as you saw him, you knew you were in for a night of musical magic. From the bottom of my Serce, I will forever be grateful for having known him....and will miss him. RIP
Karen Kozak
July 24, 2016
Dear Gert, Jen, Ron & family,
I just now heard of David's passing, and I feel like I have been hit in the stomach with a cannonball. I will cherish the wonderful memories with the Dynatones when I lived in Buffalo. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn. The Polka world lost an icon, but you lost a son, brother & uncle. A small consolation is that Scrubby's music and voice will be his legacy and live on through generations.
Karen (from Erie) (Yurkiewicz) Merguerian
July 24, 2016
So sorry for the loss. I always enjoyed his music and show. There will only be one Scrubby.
Bill Kunke
July 24, 2016
A great guy with a great voice with magic fingers on the accordion and concertina. We are both glad to have known you and enjoyed your music.
Dennis & Tish Trojak
July 24, 2016
One of the last polka greats.... always a pleasure to see him play, sing and entertain. He will be missed. May you rest in peace. May God Bless.
Ted Kutyla
July 24, 2016
July 24, 2016
You were the best in polka music, no one can or will ever beat, god bless, kenny
July 24, 2016
Dear Gerry and Cathy. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your brother.
Mick and Denise Brill
July 24, 2016
R.I.P. my friend. You were an inspiration to so many personally and professionally. You will never be forgotten.
Teri Arensman
July 24, 2016
You will be missed by all who knew you in the polka world. Your music will live on forever May God give you the strength.
Ivan Mayers
July 24, 2016
You were the true original, Scrubby. There was no other artist like you, nor will there ever be one. You were the entire package....great musicianship, distinctive voice, and always highly entertaining. We were always wondering what you would come out with next! As the Classix, we were very honored to be able to back you up on some songs at the IPA festival the year you were inducted in the polka hall of fame......terrific memories forever! God bless you Dzia Dzia! Rest in peace, my friend.
Jackie Libera
July 24, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the Seweryniak family on the passing of your beloved son, brother and uncle.
The whole Polka world is mourning for our loss of the great legend that is Scrubby. Thanks for many, many awesome memories!
Debbie Walczynski Greene
July 24, 2016
Jennifer and Ron
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your brother. May he rest in peace and his memories and songs remain in your heart forever.
Carrie Spyra
July 24, 2016
Wieczny odpoczynek rocz mu da Panie....
In the words of Bob Hope, "thanks for the memories!" Missed already, but not forgotten.
With prayers for all who feel the loss.
Fr. Walter Ptak
July 24, 2016
Great voice, great man, great loss. My deepest sympathy.
Therese Clarke
July 23, 2016
sorry to here had great times god bless
daniel pastuszynski
July 23, 2016
Your distinct voice, and your music will never be forgotten. You are a Polka Legend, I will continue to play your music !!
Ron Dombrowski
July 23, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the Seweryniak family. He was a co-worker of mine at Worthington. RIP David.
Catherine Carroll-Mattelliano
July 23, 2016
a true legend and a great guy. he will be sadly missed
raymond sadusky
July 23, 2016
God Bless you and yours at this time and always.

Jim & Sandy Dennis
July 23, 2016
My sincere condolences to Family and Friends. I will pay tribute by celebrating your life through your music and remembering your never ending enthusiasm,R.I.P.
Marcelline Orzano
July 23, 2016
RIP David. Much love to you and your family. You will be sorely missed.
Dennis Krupski
July 23, 2016
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
john&terrikozak kozak
July 23, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family.RIP Scrubby! You were and always be THE KING OF POLKAS.
Christine Zambron
July 23, 2016
Our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and Polka Musicians on the passing of their beloved brother Musician who gave so much to the "Polka World".... as a musician & entertainer. Dave, you certainly will be missed. May you RIP and thank you
Charles & Helen Szubzda Curtin, Polka djs
July 23, 2016
To the Seweryniak family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of Dave. I have great memories of times spent with him on bus trips, dances and the Buffalo Polka Boosters. I have thought of him often and was very sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
Marge (Niespodzinski)Szmania
July 23, 2016
Scrub...Our memories of you will last forever! RIP dear friend-someday in the future I hope to be able to take the stage with you once again-Jak szybko mijaja chwile...save a spot!

Love
Ed & Marie Pilarz
Ed Pilarz
July 23, 2016
RIP my friend. We'll all miss you.
Rick Macy
July 23, 2016
Deepest sympathy to his mother and family. May God give them comfort and support in times like this.
Stanley W. Bogdan
July 23, 2016