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1946 John 2022

John M Pchelka

April 10, 1946 — January 17, 2022

John M. Pchelka, 75 of Fredonia, passed away Jan. 17, 2022.

He was preceded in death by his wife and friend of over 50 years, Dale A. Pchelka, 76, also from Fredonia.

Mrs Pchelka passed away unexpectedly Nov. 5, 2021.

Mr. and Mrs. Pchelka are survived by two sons: Chad J. Pchelka of Fredonia, and Bret L, Pchelka of Wilson, N,C. They also leave five grandchildren: James R. Pchelka, Elizabeth A. Pchelka, Jessica Lee Pchelka, Nicholas J. Pchelka and Lucas T. Pchelka; also four great-grandchildren; brothers, sisters and many friends across the country.

John was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1964-65, and was stationed at Fort Dix, N.J. John was honorably discharged August of 1965. He returned to Western New York starting a family and various types of successful businesses in the area.

The spring of 1978, John and Dale moved their family to Phoenix, Ariz. and returning spring of 1985 with trucking company “Westside Carriers” and family in tow.

Our mother and father will be sorely missed by many but none more than her two sons.

Mom was an incredible woman and mother. She loved and cared for us and Dad completely and unconditionally.

We will never forget her and will miss her terribly, always. Mom was gentle mostly, but a lioness if provoked and a guardian standing watch over her family, especially my brother, Chad and myself.

Mom has one sister and two brothers who miss her deeply, carrying her memory everywhere they go.

Dad was a good man and loved to make those around him smile or laugh with his brand of humor. Dad was a more than fare disciplinarian. When my brother or me blatantly disobeyed a directive or thought we knew more or better. Looking back now, Dad gave us a childhood that so many could only imagine or see in a movie. Dad got a little softer and easier to please in his later years, becoming mine and my brothers best friend and confidant when needed. He was still Dad and loved his family more as we all grew older. Looking back, Mom was just like him in most respect.

Our hearts break everyday with the rising of the sun, then repairing during sleep with the incredible memories of a mom and dad who gave their absolute everything to us over and over again. Chad and I feel we were more then blessed to have had them as mom and dad. We love and miss you both terribly and will never forget.

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