Eugene L. Dziekan “Gene”, 79 of Akron, formerly of Batavia, passed away peacefully Saturday (September 15, 2018) at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga.
He was born August 24, 1939 in Batavia, NY, a son of the late John and Jennie Kropatwinski Dziekan.
Gene grew up in Batavia and later was employed by Delco Products in Rochester for over 34 years. He enjoyed fishing, playing dominos, poker and spending time at his cottage in the Thousand Islands. He was known to fix anything and if he could not fix it, then it needed to be thrown away. Gene was also known to be the “Best Grill Man” to his family and friends. He was a member of the Polish Falcons and Sons of the American Legion. Most of all, he cared for his family and enjoyed the time spent with them where he showed his sense of humor often.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Hudomint Dziekan of Akron. Children, Lawrence, Edward, Karen, Paul and Stephanie Dziekan. Stepdaughters, Beverly (Stephan) Carlson, Lynne Klawer and Suzanne. Brothers, Andrew Dziekan. Sister, Helen (Wayne) Robbins. Sisters in-law, Katherine Dziekan and Anita Dziekan. Brother in-law, Douglas Seward. Also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was the father of the late Steven Dziekan and brother of the late John, Francis and Richard Dziekan, Rose Dillon, Eleanor Starowitz and Josephine Seward.
Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Tuesday (Sept. 18th) from 5-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday (Sept. 19th), 10:00am at St. Teresa of Avila R.C. Church, 5771 Buell St., Akron.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, NY 14228 or Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.