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Thaddeus F. Burek

June 7, 1934 — June 13, 2019

RENSSELAER – THADDEUS “TED” F. BUREK, 85, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019 AT ST. PETER’S HOSPICE IN ALBANY, NEW YORK WITH HIS WIFE BY HIS SIDE.BORN AT HOME IN EAST GREENBUSH, NEW YORK ON JUNE 7, 1934, TED WAS THE SON OF THE LATE JOSEPH W. AND FRANCES A. (BYER) BUREK. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS CHERISHED WIFE OF 63 YEARS, CAROL A. (PITCHER) BUREK WHOM HE MET AT COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL.TED WAS A STAR BASKETBALL PLAYER, SCORING 27 PTS. IN ONE GAME TO LEAD COLUMBIA TO THEIR FIRST CENTRAL HUDSON VALLEY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP. CAROL WAS A CHEERLEADER WHO NEVER STOPPED CHEERING FOR “MIGHTY MIGHT” AND SHE WAS DEVOTED TO HIM TO THE VERY END. AFTER A STINT IN THE U.S. MARINES, TED MARRIED CAROL ON SEPTEMBER 10, 1955 AT ST. JOHN’S CHURCH IN ALBANY.TED WAS THE OWNER OF CENTURY MONUMENT COMPANY IN RENSSELAER, N.Y. AND GRACE MEMORIALS IN COLONIE, N.Y. HE WORKED FOR MANY YEARS AT ST. JOHN’S CHURCH IN RENSSELAER AS SUPERINTENDENT FOR THE SCHOOL AND HOLY SEPULCHRE CEMETERY IN EAST GREENBUSH. TED WAS A GENEROUS MAN TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS, AS WELL AS STRANGERS IN NEED. DOING SO BECAUSE “THAT IS WHAT YOU DO, HELP OTHERS”. HE LOVED HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS IMMENSELY AND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.TED IS SURVIVED BY HIS FIVE LOVING CHILDREN AND THEIR SPOUSES; MARK (ANN) BUREK, DAVID (KAREN) BUREK, NANCY (KENNETH) TROXELL, TIMOTHY (TINA) BUREK AND MARY (JOHN) BARTIS. HE ALSO LEAVES BEHIND HIS 14 GRANDCHILDREN; JOSEPH, NICHOLAS, CHRISTIAN, SEAN, ANDREW, RACHAEL, TROY, NATHANIEL, ZACHARY, JACKSON, STEVEN, LAUREN, TIMOTHY, ALMY AND 1 GREAT-GRANDCHILD, VINCENT.TED IS ALSO SURVIVED BY HIS SIBLINGS; MARY LAPOINT, HELEN (STEPHEN) KRILL AND PAUL (MAUREEN) BUREK AS WELL AS MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS. HE WAS PREDECEASED BY HIS SIBLINGS; AGNES, JOSEPH, JOHN, STANLEY, FRANCES, MARGARET, CAROLYN AND DOROTHY.CALLING HOURS WILL BE HELD FROM 3:00 TO 8:00 PM ON TUESDAY, JUNE 18 AT ST. PIUS X CHURCH, CRUMITE ROAD, LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL WILL BE CELEBRATED AT 11:00 AM ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 AT ST. PIUS X CHURCH. BURIAL WILL BE AT HOLY SEPULCHRE CEMETERY FOLLOWING THE MASS.IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, THE FAMILY REQUESTS DONATIONS BE MADE TO THE COMMUNITY HOSPICE FOUNDATION, 310 SO. MANNING BOULEVARD, ALBANY, N.Y. 12208 OR ST. JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL, 501 ST. JUDE PLACE, MEMPHIS, TN 38105.

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