Richard S. Dziekan, 77, of Batavia, died Saturday (March 9, 2013) at Hildebrandt Hospice in Rochester after a courageous struggle with cancer.
He was born in Batavia on May 25, 1935, a son of the late John and Jennie Kropatwinski Dziekan.
He was employed at Sylvania Entertainment Products for over 27 years and at Delco Products in Rochester until his retirement in 1995. After his retirement he worked part time for Batavia Downs and Advantage Auto in Batavia. He was a member of Resurrection Parish, the Polish Falcons of America Nest 493, the former St. Nicholas Social Club and a social member of the VFW Post 1602. He enjoyed fishing, watching sports, especially the Buffalo Bills and Sabres and attending Batavia Muckdogs baseball games.
Surviving is his wife of 52 years, Anita Mocciaro Dziekan whom he married on September 17, 1960. Two daughters and sons in law: Christine M. and Michael Migliore of Chili, Katherine L. and Donald Appleton of Penfield. His son, Thomas R. Dziekan of Phelps, NY. Seven grandchildren: Ryan and Casey Sutherland, Karlie Rose Migliore, Theodore and Kelly Appleton and Mason and Carson Dziekan. Brothers, Andrew (late Geneva) Dziekan of Bowie, MD, Eugene (Joan) Dziekan of Cape Vincent, NY, his sister, Helen (Wayne) Robbins of Mesa, AZ. Sister in law, Katherine Dziekan of Pavilion, brothers in law, Charles Dillon of MI and Douglas Seward of FL. He is the brother of the late: John and Francis Dziekan, Rose Dillon, Eleanor Starowitz and Josephine Seward.
At Richards' request, there are no calling hours or flowers.
The Ladies Sodality of Resurrection Parish will recite the Rosary at 9am on Tuesday at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph Church) prior to the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am of which family and friends are invited to attend.
Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements are entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Ronald P. Konieczny, director & proprietor.