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Joseph Strnad

Joseph Strnad

Tuesday, July 14th, 1931 Saturday, September 21st, 2019

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Obituary for Joseph A. Strnad

STRNAD, Joseph A.

Of Hamburg, NY, September 21, 2019. Beloved husband of Sara (nee Fair) Strnad; loving father of Robyn Strnad-Nixon and John Strnad; cherished grandpa of Marla and Evan Nixon; dearest brother of Mary "Mitzi" (late James) Thompson, late Frank (late Florence) Strnad, late Stephen (Frances) Strnad, late Alice (late Arthur) Roorda and step-brother of Julia Zagarino, Irene Warner, Stanley (Ralph) Obad, George "Blackie" (Jackie) Obad, Charles (Christine) Obad, late Rudolph (Helen) Obad, late Leo "Skipper" (Melody) Obad, and late Louis (Bernice) Obad; also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will be present on Thursday from 2-7PM at the (Hamburg Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC. 5453 Southwestern Blvd. (Corner of Rogers Rd. 646-5555). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10:30AM at Our Lady of Bistrica Church, 1619 Abbott Rd., Lackawanna, NY 14218 (please assemble at the church). Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Strnad who was a lifelong resident of the Southtowns where he was born and raised, graduated from Woodlawn High School, and was a manager of Bethlehem Steel Co., who retired at age 50, after 30 years of service. Mr. Strnad was a proud baseball umpire, soccer, and basketball referee for over 30 years, which is how he was awarded the role to be the home plate umpire in the movie The Natural which was filmed in Buffalo. Mr. Strnad was also a member of the Hamburg Zoning Board for over 20 years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of WNY. Please share online condolences at www.kaczorfunerals.com





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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hamburg Funeral Home
    5453 Southwestern Blvd.
    Hamburg, NY
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    Thursday, September 26th, 2019
    2:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Our Lady of Bistrica Parish
    1619 Abbott Rd.
    Lackawanna, NY
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    Friday, September 27th, 2019
    10:30am
  • Interment

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 |
    Hillcrest Cemetery
    5223 Abbott Rd.
    Hamburg, NY
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    Friday, September 27th, 2019

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With Love...The Fairs Larry, Kelly, Shawnee, Jensen & Peggy Weckerly
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John, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. With love from your Nick & Stef's family
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You never know what impact a person will make on someone’s life. I knew Joe when I was a kid bowling at the Bethlehem Management Club. Joe ran the counter. He stood out as being exceptionally kind and considerate toward everyone, especially children. God bless your whole family.
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To Joe's Family, Joe made a difference in many lives. He will be missed!
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