LEON R. MORIEN
Of Batavia, NY ~ Age 94, a lifelong carpenter died peacefully Saturday morning July 24, 2010 at the New York State Veteran's Home @ Batavia. He was born May 21, 1916 in Medina, NY to the late John & Frances (Rybarczyk) Morien. Preceded in death by his son Lance Morien, brothers Edward, Joseph, Thomas & Stanley Morien, sisters Regina Morien, Bernadette Dutcher & Cecelia Morien. He attended Sacred Heart and Medina High School, Mr. Morien entered the United States Army with Co. F of the 108th Infantry and served in the Asian Pacific Theatre. Wounded in battle he received the Purple Heart and various other service medals for the time he served until he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant on August 5, 1945. He joined the Louis Viele Construction Co. before retiring from the Rochester Local #85. Mr. Morien enjoyed woodworking, gardening and was an avid fisherman. A member of Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart) and its Holy Name Society, Polish Falcons of America Nest #493, Life Member of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and the Veness Strollo Post #1602 of the American Legion.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 68 years Sophie (Zaremski) Morien of Batavia; loving children Linda (James) Nalbach of Batavia and Randy (Susan) Morien of Honoye Falls, NY; daughter-in-law Irene Morien of PA; 6 grandchildren Jay (Kelly Gannon) Nalbach, Eric Nalbach, Chelsey, Karlie, Anna & Riley Morien; two great-granddaughters Isabella & Haylie Morien; sister Roslie (Gerald) Sullivan of N. Tonawanda, NY; sisters-in-law Helen Tomski of Batavia & Helen Morien of Medina; brother-in-law Raymond Zaremski of PA along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 2 - 5 PM Tuesday July 27, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM Wednesday July 28 at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site) by Father Euegene Slomba. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery with Full Military Honors and memorials in his memory are suggested to the New York State Veteran's Home @ Batavia Activities Fund 220 Richmond Ave. Batavia, NY 14020 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements were completed by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 ~ For more information please call Michael at (585)343-7500.