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Leon "Leo" Krolak

July 23, 1927 — March 15, 2015

Leon J. “Leo” Krolak

Newark – Leo Krolak, 87, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday (March 10, 2015).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday (March 14
th) at St. Michael Church, South Main Street, Newark. Family will greet friends following the Mass. Burial will be in Newark Cemetery.

Memorials, in his name, may be made to the Galisano Children Center, One Children Circle, Syracuse, New York 13210 or to St. Michael Church, 401 South Main Street, Newark, New York 14513.

Mr. Krolak was born on July 23,1927 in Barker, the son of the late Leon and Isabelle Shulanski Krolak. Leo served in the US Army near the end of World War II and was on a ship heading to Japan when the war ended. Leon married life partner Regina Galens on May 14, 1955. He was a communicate of St. Michael Church. Digger graduated from the Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, working many years for the Parker-Rayfield Funeral Home in Newark and Boeheim Funeral Home in Lyons. Leo also assisted in many other funeral home throughout the Finger Lakes area. He was a member of the Ontario-Wayne-Yates Funeral Directors Association. He had also worked for the Village of Newark Water Department at the treatment plant. At one time, he had work on the ambulance for the Town of Arcadia. Leo was an avid fisherman and hunter and belonged to the Newark White Tail Club. He served on the Board of the Newark Housing Authority and had been treasure of ARC Board. Also was a Past Grand Knight of the Newark Council of Knights of Columbus, Past Commander of the Clifton Springs American Legion and a member of the August Mauer Post American Legion in Newark. He was an active participant at the Newark OTB.

Leo is survived by his wife of 60 years, Regina; his children, Susan (Scott) Buisch of Clifton Springs, Regina “Gigi” (Robert) Parcero of Newark, Theresa Allen of Webster, Margaret (Karl) Hauenstein of Syracuse, Leon of Newark, Matthew (Karen) of Palmyra, Mary (Brian) Donnelly of Syracuse, Christopher (Jennifer) of Ontario; 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; his siblings Donald (Connie) of Clermont, Fl, , Lawrence (Virginia) of Vero Beach, Fl, and Jane Gremke of Rochester; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Florence Blanchet and Emily




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