Mary Czapeczka, 90 of Corfu, passed away Wednesday (January 7, 2015), at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.
Mary was born on August 7, 1924, in Batavia, a daughter of the late Albert and Katherine Moynihan Kohl. She was the wife of the late Joseph Czapeczka and sister of the late William Kohl, John (late Regina) Kohl and Courtney Kohl.
Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.She was a dedicated caregiver, always putting others first and doing whatever was needed. Her door was always open to anyone. Mary was a woman of many talents; she was a gardener, a seamstress, an excellent cook and a carpenter. Mary drove a team of horses as a young woman, worked as a switchboard operator and later worked the line at the Chevrolet plant during the war. She seemed to fix anything with some thought, duck tape and a few popsicle sticks. Mary’s philosophy of life was, "There is never anything too difficult to tackle, it was all in how you looked at it.” She took great pride in taking care of her family and in whatever she did. She was a special person and she will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched.
Mary is survived by her children; Joseph Czapeczka Jr. of Corfu, Frank (Deb) Czapeczka of Batavia, Paul (Anita) Czapeczka of Wyoming, Ann Bantle (Jamie) of Arcade and Mary Czapeczka of Missouri; grandchildren, Adam, Jacob and Rachel; great grandchildren, Evan, Ava and Finley; two sisters, Pauline (Leo) Pelton of Alexander and Martha (Lee) Schrader of Indiana and a sister-in-law, Clara Kohl of North Java. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Friends and family may call Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 am Saturday at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 18 West Main Street, Corfu. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Crittenden. In lieu of flowers and to honor her caring of animals, memorials may be made to Spay Our Strays.