DANUBE — William A. Bladek, Jr., 78, of 192 Newville Road, Little Falls (Town of Danube), passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 15, 2013.
He was born on November 23, 1935, the son of the late William A. and Edith (Wilson) Bladek, Sr. He attended Danube Rural School and was a graduate of Little Falls High School. He also received an AS Degree in Auto Mechanics from Morrisville State College.
Mr. Bladek was united in marriage to the former Frieda M. Nabinger on July 23, 1954. She predeceased him on December 31, 1991. He was reunited in marriage to the former Lany (Boepple) Wilson on August 20, 1993, at the Newville Union Church.
He enjoyed snowmobiling and motorcycle riding, photography and video productions. He looked forward to having his morning coffee with his brother-in-law, Burt Boepple, spending time with his grandchildren and reading western novels. In his younger years, he enjoyed fur trapping and hunting with his many friends.
Since 1966, Mr. Bladek had been the owner and operator and still partner, along with his son, Karl, of Bladek’s Body Shop in Newville. He was employed prior by former Cagwin’s Auto Body Shop, Newville, and the former Slabe’s Auto Sales & Service, Little Falls.
He is survived by his wife, Lany; sons, William A. Bladek, III, and his wife, Susan, Little Falls, and Karl J. Bladek and his love, Joanne Reynolds, Newville; daughters, Lynn F. Bladek and her partner, Amanda Wallis, Boonville, and Jacki S. Bladek, Syracuse; stepsons, Peter B. Wilson and his wife, Candi, Palatine Bridge, and Michael H. Wilson, Newville; his brother, Roger A. Bladek and his wife, Beverly, Newville; his sister, Barbara Malone and her husband, Thomas, Greensburg, PA; grandchildren, Thomas, Angie, Lisa, William, Mallory, Jaden, Rhonda, Crystal, Isaac, Karli, Karl, Kristin, Jennifer, Jessica, Joshua, Kyle, Michael, Jackie and Brad; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kelly J. Bladek, on September 1, 1993, and by a grandson, Jeremiah Wilson, on May 22, 1999.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. from the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann Street, Little Falls, NY, with the Pastor Wayne Clemens of the Center Point Christian Fellowship Church, Barneveld, officiating. Interment will take place in the Garlock Cemetery, Town of Danube, in the spring.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the funeral home on Thursday, December 19, 2013, from 3-6 p.m. and to attend the funeral services to follow.
It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mr. Bladek be considered to the Newville Union Church, c/o Mrs. Lany Bladek, 192 Newville Road, Little Falls, NY 13365. Envelopes are also available at the funeral home for this purpose.
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