Jack was a dedicated man who worked hard to provide for his family. He worked for the Cheektowaga Highway Department as a plowman. He was known for being the best tar smoother, and he was happy to help anyone with raking soil. Jack met the love of his life, Lorraine, at her aunt’s tavern, where her uncle introduced them. They met in August and were happily married the next June. The couple was blessed with 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Jack would take tons of videos and photos of the family, and he meticulously numbered, labeled, and organized them. With the help of his granddaughter Marie, he got all the old pictures digitized!
Jack loved to be outdoors any chance that he could. He enjoyed riding roller coasters, especially at Cedar Point. The last roller coaster he rode was The Comet from the Lake George 6 Flags, which was the original Comet from Crystal Beach! When he needed some quiet time, he also liked to go golfing. However, Jack’s favorite pastime was fishing. He always used a bobber, no matter what kind of fish he was catching. Even when he was fly fishing, he’d still use a bobber.
Fronckowiak, John D. “Jack” peacefully, after a short illness, on January 13, 2019 of West Seneca, NY. Beloved husband of Lorraine (nee Pliszka); loving father of Kimberly (Michael) McCartan and the late John W. Fronckowiak; adored Poppy of Marie (Austin Kuzara), Madeline, and Sean; and dearest father-in-law of Diane Straka. Friends will be received 2-4 & 7-9 PM, Wednesday, at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME same as CURTIN FUNERAL HOME (716-674-5776), 1340 Union Rd, West Seneca, where a prayer service will be held 8:30 AM, Thursday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Gabriel’s RC Church, Elma, 9 AM. Memorials may be made to Southline Fire Department Benevolent Society, 1049 French Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227 or the East Seneca Fire Company, 100 Lein Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224, in his memory. Online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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