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Joseph A. Szalay Jr.

March 22, 1933 ~ September 19, 2021 (age 88)

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Obituary

JOSEPH A. SZALAY Jr. WENT HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD ON Sunday, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021 AT 88 YEARS OLD. BORN MARCH 22, 1933 IN BUFFALO NEW YORK … THE ONLY CHILD OF JOSEPH A. SZALAY AND AGNES {NUSSALL} SZALAY.

JOSEPH A. SZALAY JR GREW UP ON A FARM, HE GRADUATED FROM ROYALTON HARTLAND CENTRAL SCHOOL IN 1950 ,…MARRIED HIS WIFE THE LATE CAROL {COON} SZALAY IN APRIL 1955 AND WENT ON TO JOIN HIS FATHER IN OPERATING A DAIRY FARM IN GASPORT, THEN MIDDLEPORT UNTIL 1973, AT WHICH TIME HE SOLD OUT AND WENT TO WORK AT CJ PERRY JOHN DEERE DEALER AS A SALESMAN UNTIL RETIREMENT AND THEN PART TIME TILL THEIR CLOSING IN 2001, THEN HELPING HIS SON IN THE CAR BUSINESS .JOSEPH WAS A MUSICIAN , PLAYING THE ACCORDIAN AND HAMMOND ORGAN FOR CLUBS AND WEDDINGS FOR YEARS AND FOUNDED THE DANCE BAND “THE TUNE DUSTERS” HAVING PERFORMED AT THE EAGLES HALL FOR 6 YEARS STRAIGHT…HE PURCHASED A PLACE AT THE 1000 ISLANDS WHERE HE LOVED TO GO AND FISH FOR MANY YEARS, HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE EAGLES AND PAST MEMBER AND PRESIDENT OF THE JUNIOR WILSONS IN MEDINA , AN AVID CARD PLAYER AND HORSESHOE THROWER.

HE WAS THE HUSBAND OF THE LATE CAROL J. SZALAY, AND THE FATHER OF THE LATE PATRICIA { DAN} KELYMAN…SURVIVED BY 3 CHILDREN… A SON..PASTOR JOSEPH A. SZALAY III { CINDI}, 2 DAUGHTERS ..CATHERINE {JOHN} ZAGMESTER AND MARY CAPPER, GRANDCHILDREN , DAN, JASON KELYMAN OF FLORIDA , MELISSA{ RICHARD} TIDWELL, JENNIFER SZALAY{ WILLIAM STEAR}, CASSANDRA {JOSH} LIUZZI, DONNA{LISA}BOWER , DONNA{RICH} FAVALORO, MARY GRACE ZAGMESTER, NICHOLAS ZAGMESTER,JAMIE CAPPER OF CANADA AND SURVIVED BY 15 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN….HE IS SURVIVED BY A DEAR COMPANION THERESA BOYCE.

CALLING HOURS WILL BE 10-12 PM ON FRIDAY , SEPTEMBER 24TH AT COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 3146 JOHNSON CREEK RD MIDDLEPORT NY WITH PASTOR JOSEPH A. SZALAY III CONDUCTING A MEMORIAL SERVICE AT NOON FOLLOWED WITH A DINNER, BURIAL WILL BE IN SACRED HEART CEMETARY MEDINA ….MEMORIALS AND DONATIONS CAN BE SENT TO COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH MIDDLEPORT NY.

Arrangements where entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103. Please light a candle or share a memory of Joseph at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com

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Services

Visitation
Friday
September 24, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Community Fellowship Church
3144 Johnson Creek Rd.
Middleport, NY 14105

Funeral Service
Friday
September 24, 2021

12:00 PM
Community Fellowship Church
3144 Johnson Creek Rd.
Middleport, NY 14105

Donations

Community Fellowship Church
3146 Johnson Creek Rd., Middleport NY 14105

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