Alfred L. Heary, Sr. of Schutt Road, Sardinia, NY passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in Buffalo General Hospital. He was 76 years old.
Born February 18, 1943, he was the son of the late Mary (Catalfu) and Elmer Heary of Boston, NY. Al married Rosalie Krolick, the love of his life, on August 10, 1963.
Al was the dedicated head custodian at the Arcade Elementary School from 1968-2002 . Volunteering for his community played an important role in Mr. Heary’s life. He was an active member of the Chaffee-Sardinia Fire Company serving as President, First Aid Captain, and Fire Police Captain. Al received the 2012 EMS Provider of the Year Award and the 1996 Arcade Area Chamber of Commerce “Person of the Year” award.
Mr. Heary was also a parishioner of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church where he served as Eucharistic Minister and member of the Parish Council.
Al loved spending time with family and friends, his fellow firemen, marching in parades, working at the Sardinia Town Carnival and going to casinos.
His wife, Rosalie, children, Alfred L. Heary Jr. (Bud) of Webster, NY, Patricia Heary of Sardinia NY, sister Jeanette (James) Hall of Boston, NY, brother Elmer Joseph (Mary Ann) Heary of Alden, NY and several nieces and nephews, survive and his beloved cat Chloe.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Norman Heary, sister Aline Heary, and brother James (Michelle) Heary.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 25 from 2-7 PM at W.S. Davis Funeral Home, 358 W. Main St. Arcade, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 26, 10 AM at St. Jude Church, 12820 Genesee Road, Sardinia, NY with Rev. Alfons Osiander officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Roman Catholic Church or Chaffee-Sardinia Fire Company, PO Box 203, Chaffee, NY 14030.