Hank Wojda

Hank Wojda


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Hank Wojda of Sunset Bay, N.Y., died at his winter home in Labelle, FL on April 17, 2017 at 78 years old. Born in Buffalo, Hank’s family moved from the Broadway Fillmore area to Angola when he was in elementary school. He graduated from Lake Shore High School in 1957. Following graduation, Hank worked at Jafco Marina. He then started Keene Marine in 1960, in Sunset Bay, with his brother Benny and close friend Al Greenwood as partners. It was during this time that he met his future wife Elaine, while she was on vacation in Sunset Bay. Hank’s love and knowledge of boating also led to his position as Manager of Sturgeon Point Marina and the Buffalo Small Boat Harbor. Later in life, Hank ran Bay Marina in Sunset Bay, with the help of his two sons, until his retirement. Additionally, he was the co-owner and operator of Carousel Skating Centers of Western New York throughout the 70’s and 80’s. Hank was a positive influence on many people with his generous, happy, humorous, often silly, and unique personality. He had a creative imagination and was always thinking about and planning his next project. When he wasn’t designing the world’s next big invention, he enjoyed finding great deals at all the local thrift stores. Along with his love of boats, Hank also loved hunting and was an NRA Hunter Training Instructor. He shared his love of hunting and the camaraderie of being at hunting camp with his family and friends. Hank is survived by his wife Elaine M. (Schaffer) Wojda, who he was madly in love with and married to for 54 years. Wonderful father of Kurt P. (Jeannie Peresan) Wojda, Carrie L. (David) Newman, and Lance M. Wojda. Beloved grandfather of Kurt P. Wojda Jr., Brandon S. Wojda, Kyrstin K. Wojda, and Tyler H. Wojda. Brother of the late Bernard M. Wojda and Alice M. (George) Dolce. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and his loyal dog E-Dee Friends may call at HOLE-PARKER FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6-9 PM. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 165 Central Ave. Silver Creek. Please assemble at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Salvation Army. To share a condolence or remembrance with the family, go to www.holeparkerfc.com Service Information
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Memorial Service

Saturday May 6, 2017 10:00 AM Our Lady of Mt Carmel R.C.Church 160 Central Ave. Silver Creek, New York 14136 Text Details