Hank was born a U.S. citizen in 1927, a son of immigrants. His parents, Walter and Katherine came to America from Poland to live the “American Dream.” Hank was no stranger to hard work as his Father became ill and passed at an early age. This caused him to leave school in eighth grade to help support his mother and four sisters.
When Hank was eighteen, he enlisted in the Navy during World War II. He returned home after two years and met his wife Dolly who he married and spent sixty-eight beautiful years together. Hank pursued a 35-year career with Bethlehem Steele, starting as a laborer and working his way up to a Class A Welder.
Dolly and Hank had three children: Susan, Henry Jr. and Peggy. There were numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that were touched by Hank’s good nature and happy-go-lucky smile! He was a lover of the outdoors and had a great relationship with his father in law, Joseph. Together, they purchased a seasonal home in Rushford Lake. This was his absolute pride and joy! He loved sharing it with his entire extended family and friends. Everyone enjoyed the eighteen acres of prosperity for twenty years. All relatives and friends were welcomed with open arms by Hank. Everyone was treated like family. He enjoyed his family more than anything else. His legacy will be carried on through his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mach, Henry J., Sr. “Hank” January 14, 2020 of Blasdell, NY. Beloved husband of Dolores “Dolly” (nee Koltys) Mach; devoted father of Susan Ochal, Henry “Hank” (Debbie) Mach, Jr., and Peggy (Charles) Vacanti; cherished grandfather of Lauren, Kendra, Nikki, Camelle, David (Yvonne), late Kevin, and late Justin; loving great-grandfather of Jaxon, Dominic, Maxen, Mia, Cole, Ally, and Valencia; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Athol Springs, NY on Friday, Jan. 24th at 9:30 AM. Please assemble at church. Arrangements by LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC.
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