Rochester: Passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. A retired City Fire Fighter of 39 ½ years. His family meant everything to him and were by his side. Predeceased by his parents, William & Anna, and sister, Marian (Walter) Lysko. He is survived by his most loving and dedicated wife of 53 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (Mahle); sons, Tim (Kim) and Michael (Tammy); daughter, Jody; 7 grandchildren, brother, Nicholas Powers; aunt, Sophie "Dottie" Harbuz; nieces, nephews, great-nieces & great-nephews.
His family will receive friends on TUESDAY 5-8 PM (Panakhyda 7 PM) at Michael R. Yackiw Funeral Home, 1650 Empire Blvd., Webster. On WEDNESDAY, please join his family at St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church ( 940 Ridge Rd. East, Rochester 14621) at 10:30 AM for his Divine Liturgy. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Leo Center for Caring or St. Josaphat's Church in Fred's memory.