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Marciniak, David V. (1926-2014)

David V. Marciniak

b: February 7, 1926 d: September 8, 2014

Mr. David V. Marciniak, of Medina, passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Buffalo. Mr. Marciniak was born in Medina, February 7, 1926, a son of the late George and Esther (Lenhart) Marciniak. On November 16, 1946, he married the former Cecile M. LaChance. He served in the US Army during WWII in the European Theatre under General George Patton. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Conspicuous Service Cross.

Mr. Marciniak was employed by the Medina Central School District for 33 years. He served as the Director of Transportation for 15 years and was instrumental in setting up the bus transportation system for the Medina Schools following the closure of the rural schools and centralization of the school district. He then became head groundsman and retired from the maintenance department. Mr. Marciniak was a member of Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary's Church, Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion and was a former chaplain of Lincoln Post #1483, VFW. He enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 68 years, Cecile, 2 children, Thomas (Charlotte) Marciniak of Lyndonville and Marlene Marciniak of North Tonawanda; 6 grandchildren, Amy (Eric) Spencer, Andrew (Heidi) Marciniak, Daniel Marciniak, Sara Marciniak, Lisa Marciniak and Jessica (Peter) Balcer; 9 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, John Michael, in 2005; and 3 brothers, George Marciniak, Norman Martin and Donald Martin.

Friends may call on Thursday, (4-7) at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. The Rev Daniel J. Fawls will celebrate his Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10AM at St. Mary's Church. Military honors will be accorded at graveside at St. Mary's Cemetery by members of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion and Lincoln Post #1483, VFW. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New York State Veterans' Home at Batavia 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020 or a charity of one's choice.