Monday, August 15, 2022

Alfred J. “Fred” Roliczek, 74

Wellsville, NY – Alfred J. “Fred” Roliczek, 74, passed away at Jones Memorial Hospital, on Friday August 12, 2022, following a lingering illness. He was born February 28, 1948 in Lenz, Austria, the son of Roman and Eugenia Hassler Roliczek. On September 3, 1995 he married Roxie J. LaForge who survives.

Fred was raised in Buffalo and graduated from Burgard Vocational School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army from 1968 to 1971, and the U. S. Army Reserves from 1986 to 2004. He was a medic in the Army and served in three wars, Vietnam 1968-1971, Desert Storm 1990-1991 and Desert Shield 2003-2004. He was formerly employed by Republic Steel, CB Concrete, and for many years was a Diesel Mechanic for the Buffalo Board of Education. He was a member of the Alma Rod & Gun Club, the Morrison Hayes American Legion Post 702, and the Frank B. Church VFW Post 2530. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving in addition to his wife Roxie, is a son, Alfred J. (Maegan) Roliczek II, three step-children, Carie (Andrew) Walters, Andrew (Jane) Seamans, and Martin (Michelle) Seamans, 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, two sisters, Noreen Roliczek, and Anne (Herman) Pemberton, a brother, Edward (Denise) Roliczek, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to a reception with military honors on Thursday, August 18th at 1:00pm at the American Legion Post 702, 23 Jefferson Street in Wellsville. Please consider memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Tunnel to Towers Foundation. (T2T.ORG) To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. Sorry for your loss Roxie

  2. Condolences to Roxie and family. Thankful for his service. May God Bless

  3. Honor, Remember

  4. Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and family.

  5. R.I.P. FRED
    My late husband Dave(Turkey)and Fred were best friends forever.
    Fred will be greatly missed by one and all.
    Paula Reed Szymkowiak and Family

  6. Rip Freddie hugs to Roxie and family

  7. Thank you for the wisdom then and the wisdom to come!

  8. It was an honor and pleasure to serve with Fred. He was a terrific soldier and leader. You couldn’t find a more generous or outgoing man. He will be missed. I wish I could be there to offer my condolences in person. My sympathies go out for the family and prayers for them and Fred.

    LTC Richard Matuszak

  9. Roxie, I’m so sorry for all you’re going through right now. Joe and I will make a donation to St. Jude’s - what a kind idea. Just know you are in our thoughts and are sending out all good thoughts.

  10. Fred was such a nice man, friendly, funny, hard worker. It was a pleasure to serve with him in the Reserves and in the Gulf War. God bless.

    Frank A Fina MAJ USAR retired

  11. So sorry for your loss

  12. Patrick BerardicurtiSeptember 3, 2022 at 1:32 PM

    I'm sad to hear that Al has passed. We were in the same unit 7207th IMSU and we deployed together up in Ft Drum back in 03-04. He was a great leader, a funny guy and cared about his troops. He emulated what every 1SGT should be. He was personable. He also took the time to instruct me on how to fix my truck when the valve gasket let loose and dumped antifreeze into my oil instead of having a Saturday free.
    SFC Roliczek until we meet again my friend.

    Condolences to Roxie and the rest of the family on Al passing.

    Ret. SSG Pat Berardicurti