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BurekTFREDONIA:  Thomas E. Burek, 71, of Castile Drive, Fredonia, formerly of Forestville, died Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at Post Acute Medical Center, New Braunfels, TX.  He was born in Gowanda on July 27, 1946, the son of the late Stanley G. and Ella C. (Kulpa) Burek.

Mr. Burek was a graduate of the former Cardinal Mindzenty High School, Class of 1964.  He worked as an assembler for the Ford Stamping Plant in Woodlawn, for 25 years, retiring in 1989.  Mr. Burek was a member of UAW local #897, a member of St. Rose of Lima & the former St. John Bosco RC Churches, a lifetime member of the First Ward Falcon Club, Dunkirk and a former member of the Forestville Fire Department.  He was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include a daughter, Jill (William) Michalski, of Fredonia; a son Todd (Carolyn) Burek, of San Antonio, TX; and two brothers, John (Pamela) Burke, of Akron, NY; Daniel Burek, of Seguin, TX.  Also surviving are Joanne Burek of Forestville, grandchildren Mackenzie & Nicholas Michalski and Matthew, Luke, Samuel & Emma Burek and several loving nieces, nephews and cousins.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister Carol Mason.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Rose of Lima Church, Center Street, Forestville, on Wednesday at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Joseph D. Porpiglia of St. Joseph’s Church, Gowanda, officiating.  PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.  Interment will follow in the Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to the St. Rose Society, c/o Pat Johnson, 1352 Stebbins Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136.  To send condolences go to


5 Comments on Obituary Notice – Thomas E. Burek

  1. Branton Burke says:

    Todd, Jill, Aunt Joanne:
    My heart is so sad to lose a very special uncle. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to make the service but you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Uncle Tom may you rest in peace, and say hello to your mom and my grandmother.

  2. George & Denise Mancuso says:

    RIP Tom. Looks like you had a family filled with kids, grandkids and many loving relatives.

  3. Danielle says:

    To the Burek family,
    You have my condolences. I know death is hard but Jehovah gives us the hope of seeing our dead loved ones resurrected. John 5:28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

  4. William Ferneza says:

    To Burek Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss, he will be missed.
    The Ferneza Family

  5. Shari Lynne Tribble says:

    Sincere condolences to Jill and the rest of the Burek family…

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