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George Victor 'Vic' Gardepe, 81, entered into eternal rest on January 9th, 2018. Vic was born on February 13, 1936 in Youngstown, NY, at Fort Niagara, where his father was stationed at the time.
Vic lived in Lockport, NY for most of his life. He served in the United States Army in Korea for two years. He was an avid fisherman, boater, golfer and bowler. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Lock City Glee Club, The Masons, The Screwball Club, and was very active with the youth hockey programs at the Kenan Center. He was a big fan of the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bills.
He worked at Harrison Radiator Division and EDS as a Systems Main Frame Computer Engineer and retired in 1998. He and Mosie then spent their summers at the 'Green Bagel' on the lake in Lyndonville, NY, and were snowbirds in Sarasota, FL, for many years, enjoying their retirement. They moved back to Lockport, NY, just one year ago to be with family.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Rose 'Mosie' of 60 years; four children, Michael (Melody Pearce), Julie Granchelli (Jim), Steven (Brenda), Matthew (Nikki); 13 grandchildren, Shannon Dent (Jason Mahnke), Meghann (Josh) Feigl, ReAnne (Daniel) Daylamani, Jaime Granchelli, Joseph Granchelli, Patrick Granchelli, Michaela Granchelli, Victoria Granchelli, James Granchelli II, Tylar Gardepe, Madison Gardepe, Mitchell Gardepe, and Amando Gasca; five great-grandchildren, Jaden Dent, Ella Feigl, Lila Feigl, Henry Feigl, and Michael Prosser. Also survived by his brother, Edward (Carol) and his sister, Evelyn Zietz; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Ethel; his sisters, Lois Kyzmir and Marion Frances Abel; and a grandchild, Kristie Upton.
Visitation hours will be held on Sunday, January 14th from 1-4 PM at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee Street, Lockport, NY. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 15th at 10 AM.
Published on January 11, 2018
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