ANTHONY J. IRRERA JR.
Age 76, of Batavia, known by many as "Junior" and former co-owner of Elchar Tool Specialists died Monday July 2, 2012 at United Memorial Medical Center. He was born November 26, 1935 in Batavia, a son of the late Anthony J. and Michelina (Fraterrigo) Irrera.
Anthony attended Batavia Vocational School and graduated from Batavia Hign School in 1954. He worked at Sylvania and Dohler Jarvis for many years where he learned his lifelong trade. In 1971, he and partners established Elchar Tool Specialists and later expanded to include Genesee Precision Co. In 1991, he retired due to ill health. This motivated him to explore new ventures that included cooking, woodworking, church activities and golf. He enjoyed spending Saturdays shopping for tools and gourmet Italian foods and morning breakfasts with friends and the staff at Miss Batavia Diner. He was a regular at Tim Horton's on Sundays with his church friends. He was a lifelong member of Ascension Parish, NYS National Guard, former St. Nicholas Club, Our Lady of Loretto and the St. Nicholas Society. The faith, strength, courage and humor he showed will always be held dear in the hearts of his family.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Lillian (Spadaro) Irrera of Batavia; daughters Julie (David) Corbelli of Elma and Cathy (Joseph) Stout of Attica; brother Roger (Carol) Irrera and sister Michelle (Michael) McNally both of Batavia; his grandchildren Ryan and Alex Corbelli and Collin and Lydia Stout along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There is no prior visitation, family and friends are invited to attend a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial Thursday July 5 at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Site). Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to HomeCare & Hospice 550 East Main Street or Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc. 16 Bank Street Batavia, New York 14020. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.
THE FAMILY OF ANTHONY J. IRRERA JR. IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.