Friday, January 29, 2010

Theodore J. "Ted" Jedinak

Wellsville, NY - Theodore J. "Ted" Jedinak, 82, of 52 Pine Street died Friday, January 29, 2010 at his home following a brief illness. He was born on December 27, 1927 in McKees Rocks, PA the son of Victor and Mary (Pillar) Jedinak. On February 3, 1951 in McKees Rocks, he married the former Alice Lou Beck who survives.

Ted was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force serving with the 19th Air Supply Squadron B-29 Base during WW II from 1945 to 1948. After the war he was first employed as a welder by C. E. Air Preheater Company in Wellsville for three years, and later was a glazier for the Wellsville House of Glass for 31 years. In 1965, Ted passed the New York State Regent's High School equivalency exam. He was a member of the Morrison Hayes Post #702 American Legion in Wellsville, a former member of the Grand Squares, a life member of the Duke Hose Company # 1, and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. He was very proud to have donated over eight gallons of blood to the American Red Cross. He was a gifted artist who enjoyed woodworking, oil painting, and statue repair. He also enjoyed many years of riding his Harley-Davidson.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Robert (Joanna) Jedinak of Tucson, AZ, two daughters, Rita (Stephen) Jedinak-Sikora of Bradenton, FL, and Judith (Ben) Cornelius of Wellsville, 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Bill Jedinak, a sister, Betty Jedinak Lang, a grandson, Travis Jedinak, and a great granddaughter, Mackenzie Grace Jedinak.

Friends are invited to call Sunday afternoon from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 1st at 1:00 pm in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Monsignor Vincent Becker as celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the burial at the Dyke Street Engine Company. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to any Alzheimer's Association.

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