The Journal Register (Medina, NY)


December 30, 2012

Francis J. "Sonny" Menclewicz


Francis J. "Sonny" Menclewicz, of Middleport, passed away early Saturday morning, December 29, 2012 at his home. Mr. Menclewicz was born in the Town of Shelby, August 31, 1936, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Cotriss) Menclewicz.
A graduate of Medina High School, Class of 1955, he married the former Kathleen Holihan on August 18, 1962. He was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish/St. Stephen's Church. He was employed by E & M Enterprises, as a machinist for 31 years, retiring in 1990. From 1970-1985, he also operated his farm where he raised beef cattle. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his son, Frank (Michelle Harris) Menclewicz; and his daughter, Mary Catherine "Katie" (John) Parker both of Middleport; two grandchildren, Grace and Aubree; two sisters, Marcia (Bruce) Foley and Carrie (Gerard) Wittmeyer, both of Medina; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife on May 31, 2008 and his sister, Joan M. Pritchard on May 8, 2006.
Friends may call on Wednesday (4-7 PM) at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will celebrate his Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11 AM at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary's Church, Medina. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY  14094.
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