Obituary of Richard J. Lezark
Rick was a kind-hearted man with a great deal of passion. He enjoyed bringing home cars, especially Chevy Corvettes, to restore and take care of. He also loved shopping in garage sales and antique shows, so his own garage was always packed to the top with cars on lifts and knick-knacks that he had picked up from around Buffalo. Occasionally, he would find things that he collected like trains, stamps, or coins. When Rick decided that he wanted something, he could haggle someone down from a $2 purchase to 25 cents!
In every way he could, Rick was a provider for his family. He worked for GM as an electrician for 36 years, often working extra long hours to put money away for his sons’ college funds. He also provided for his family with his guidance and mentorship. His children could always approach Rick for advice and he would do his best to guide them in the right direction. When they were young, he became the coach for the kids’ hockey team so that he could help them have fun and learn discipline. Of course, he enjoyed coaching because he simply loved hockey, especially the Buffalo Sabres. Please take a piece of hockey memorabilia to remind yourself of Rick’s dedication to his family.
Richard Joseph Lezark, 71 of Evans passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. An USMC Vietnam veteran and a recipient of a Purple heart award, Rick was an electrician for 36 years at GM Tonawanda Powertrain. UAW Local 774. He dabbled in many hobbies, loved traveling with his wife and Corvette. He enjoyed coaching Hamburg Hawks youth hockey, and could never pass by a garage sale without stopping. He is survived by his wife Karen (nee Pfleuger); Sons Jason (Amy Cook), Jeffrey (Danielle); Grandchildren Abby and Garrett; Sister Lillian (Harold) Bright (nee Lezark); and many nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews. Predeceased by siblings John, Shirley (George) Hansen; Beloved Husband, Brother, and Father. A patient Grandfather, Uncle and loyal friend, he will be missed by many. Friends are invited on Sunday, Spet 16 from 4 – 8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. Where prayers will be held Monday, Sept 17 at 9 AM, immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Paul II Church at 10 AM. Online condolences may be made at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.