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James Schalk

James Joseph Schalk

Monday, May 15th, 1933 - Saturday, April 24th, 2021
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Obituary

Schalk, James Joseph (Emblem of Knights of St. John) - April 24, 2021 - Age 87 - Loving husband of 62 years to Helen M. (nee Richardson) Schalk. Father of Michael Schalk, Mary (Donald) Curley and Ann Marie (Patrick) Sweeney. Grandfather of Madeline, Liam, Finian and Leo Sweeney. Step-grandfather of Eric Curley. Son of the late Herman and Margaret (nee Bechtel) Schalk. Brother of the late Richard H. Schalk. Brother-in-law of Margaret (late Robert) Manzella and Linda Schalk. Uncle of six nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 911 Englewood Ave. on Friday, April 30th from 4 to 7 PM. All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Infant of Prague Church (921 Cleveland Dr. Cheektowaga, NY 14225) on Saturday, May 1st at 9:30 AM. Please assemble at Church. Interment to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. James was a vereran of the U.S. Army. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of St. John Commanderies 13 and 135 and was a longtime member of the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. James was an avid bowler and train aficionado. Flowers graciously accepted, and if donations desired, they may be made in James's memory to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. (225 Como Park Blvd., Buffalo, 14227). Please share condolences at mertzfh.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 30th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 30th, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    911 Englewood Ave.
    Buffalo, NY 14223
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 | 9:30am
    When
    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 9:30am
    Location
    Infant of Prague Church
    Address
    921 Cleveland Dr.
    Cheektowaga, NY 14225
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    800 Pine Ridge Rd.
    Cheektowaga, NY 14225
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Posted at 10:03am
The Members of St. Andrew's Holy Name Society, offer our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Jim's Family. He was a great asset to our organization, a tireless worker, and a great friend! He will be greatly missed.
Our prayers are with you, always, and may his soul rest in peace!
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