James Smolinski

James A. Smolinski

1938 - 2024

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A lifelong resident of N. Boston, NY passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2024 in the home he

built for his family. Married 61 yrs to the love of his life Kathy (nee Hunter) Smolinski; proud father of

James A. (Nancy) Smolinski Jr., Ronald (Jackie) Smolinski and Robyn (Jeff) McChesney. He was a

treasured “Papa” to six grandchildren, Abbey (Dan) Boutwell, Jacob Smolinski, Erica (Chris) Aitken, Kate

Lee-Pelt, Steven Stum and John Stum and three great – grandchildren, Teddy, Pippa and Cole. Jim was a

faith filled man who was loved by many brother and sister in laws, nephews, nieces and friends. He was

preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose (nee Wierzbic) Smolinski and two brothers, Robert and

Donald Smolinski. Jim worked as an operating engineer and master mechanic for I.U.O.E. Local # 17 for

more than 55 yrs retiring in 2000. He proudly served his country in the 3 rd Infantry of the U.S. Army,

had a successful racing career, was an avid hunter and made wine for many to enjoy. Relatives and friends

may call at the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home, 21 Pierce Ave. Hamburg on Thursday, April 25th from 4-7 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at St. Mary’s Oratory, 8175 E. Eden Rd. East Eden, NY at 12:30 PM.

Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Please share online condolences at demmerleyfuneralhome.com.

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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 25, 2024
Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home
21 Pierce Avenue
Hamburg, New York, United States
(716) 649-1366

Mass of Christian Burial

12:30 pm
Friday, April 26, 2024
St. Mary's Church
8175 East Eden Rd
East Eden, New York, United States


1:30 pm
Friday, April 26, 2024
St Mary's Cemetery
E. Eden Rd.
Eden, New York, United States
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1938 - 2024

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