Greece: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at age 83. Survived by his soul mate of 62 years Jeanne Walczak; adoring children, Steven (Sally), Wendy (Richard) Brockmann, Lynn (Walt) Kowalczuk, Barbara (John) O'Brien, Gary (Sara) and Mark; grandchildren, Stephanie, Valerie, Rich (Tina) Brockmann, Jamie (Corey) Newell, Jennifer (Richard) Schanen, Kristen (Dan) Rusnack, Chad (Marsha) O'Brien, Ryan, William and Crystal Walczak; great-grandchildren, Maris, McKenna, Brianna, Nicholas, Ella, Alexis, Aiden, Morrigan and Kayleigh; sister, Mary Ann L. Walczak (SR. Stephania, SSND.) Joe was a K of C 4th Degree lifetime member of Bishop James E. Kearney Assembly # 0723, K of C Greece Council #3892 Color Guard, a member of Elks Club, a 25 year employee of Lawyers co-op and retired as a engineer planner from Eastman Kodak in 1989. Joe's visitation will be held Friday, November 16th 4-8 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 17th, 10:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Avenue. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to School Sisters of Notre Dame, 345 Belden Hill Road Wilton, Connecticut 06897 or Notre Dame Learning Center, P.O. Box 77175 Rochester, NY 14617.

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  1. Having taught and coached both Gary and Mark, I got to know Joe and his family. He was an extraordinary man with an extraordinary family. My family and I extend our sincere sympathies.

  2. He was a wonderful man and has an amazing family. I’m proud to say I knew him and I hope he rests in peace until we can all join him again in heaven.

  3. I didn’t know Mr. Walczak as well as most but it was evident that he is a good soul. He had a strong and gentle presence that is unforgettable. Be comforted in his peace.My prayers go out to you all.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with the Walczak’s. What wonderful memories I have of spending time with them. Jeanne and Joe always made me feel like part of the family. He was a gentle giant. I pray that our Lord and Savior will help you all through this very difficult time. God Bless.

  5. My thoughts and prayers to the entire Walczak family on the passing of a wonderful man – I will never forget his warm smile and hospitality to all who knew him.

  6. Very sad news…He was a great man and he will be dearly missed. What a great family and legacy he has left behind. God bless!

  7. We never had the privelege of meeting Mr. Joe Walzcak. We have had the privilege of meeting his family. Gary so sorry for the loss of your dad. Ryan, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. Sara and Crystal I am so sorry for your loss. One never knows the right thing to say during these difficult times. Whether someone is 8 years old or 80 it is the personal loss that is so heartbreaking. Please know we are thinking of all of you during this so difficult time and sending you all thoughts of peace, and happy memory’s of a life well lived… we love you.. Dan and Linda Beliveau

  8. We will keep you all in our Thoughts and Prayers, Remember the Good Times, Dennis, Kathy and Dorothy Newell

  9. You are all in our prayers. Joe was a great man whose loving spirit will live on among his many friends and awesome family! We love you all! God Bless.

  10. Dear Jeanne, Mary Ann and Family
    I know how difficult this time is for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With much love, Mary

  11. My wife and I worked with Joe and we socialized with Joe and Jean in the KofC and

    various other events. They were always a pleasure to be with.

    Joe is someone you never forget. He was an outstanding individual, engineer,

    and craftsman. His work was always of the highest quality. He had a

    very high sence of reason which was evident in his decision making in whatever he did.

    He was liked by everyone he came in contact with. He will be missed by everyone who

    knew him. Surely, he will have God’s favor.

    Alice and I express our condolences to you Jean and to your family.

    God Bless You,

    Frank & Alice Dombrowski


  12. My loving thoughts and prayers go out to the Walczaks. I so enjoyed knowing Joe and the entire family all of these years. He will be missed, but he left us all with so many wonderful memories. Love, Anna

  13. Steve and Sally,
    Sorry for your loss, I remember meeting Joe a couple of times during our times together at McNall’s. Cherish those sweet memories of dad Steve!
    John McNall

  14. I never saw Joe and Jeanne apart and I will always see them together when I recall them. He was always so welcoming and sweet when I saw him at family gatherings. He will be missed at gatherings. My heart goes out to the family. I know he was welcomed in heaven by many of our families loved ones! Love Flip

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