Thomas E. Martinchek, 85, Dexter

DEXTER, NY — Thomas E. Martinchek, 85, Dexter, passed away July 18, 2019, at Hospice of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm.

Mr. Martinchek was born March 7, 1934, son of Alexander and Veronica Basista Martinchek in White Haven, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Foster Township High School and received an associate’s degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University Center at High Acres in Hazelton, PA.

On May 7, 1960, he married Martha Preputnik at St. Patrick’s Church in White
Haven, PA.

He served in the United States Air Force from June 19, 1952 until May 22,
1956, serving some of his duty time in Japan, and received an being honorably

Mr. Martinchek was the manager of foundry engineering at the New York Air Brake until his retirement in 1990 at the age of 56.

He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Brownville and a member of the American Legion Post 583 in Dexter, NY.

Surviving besides his wife are, four sons, Thomas G., Tampa, FL, Mark (Sally), Canton, NY, David A., Rochester MI, John M., who lives with his mother, Dexter, NY; a daughter Karen Martinchek, Joppa, MD; two grandchildren, Kyle Martinchek, Cincinnati, OH, and Lauren Martinchek, Canton, NY; three sisters, Martha Palermo, Woodbridge, VA, Emmy Facenda, White Haven, PA, Helen Mai, Houston, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Alex and John, and two sisters, Mary Stugruin and Pauline Harlin, all died before him.

A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Brownville at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc., with Reverend Michael Gaffney officiating.

Burial will be 2 p.m. Friday in Calvary Cemetery in Drums, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson
County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601 or to the Salvation Army, 723 State St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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