John G. Hendricks of Cheektowaga, a retired baker, died Sunday (Sept. 19, 1999)) in St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga. He was 64.
After graduation from Emerson Vocational High School he worked as a baker at Acme Bakery for 27 years until it closed in 1979. He then was a Metro Bus driver for a year. He was a member of the Bakers, Confectioners and Tobacco Workers union.
For more than 25 years, Hendricks was active in Scouting with Troop 554 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Depew. He served as institutional representative and merit badge counselor. His son and two grandsons are Eagle Scouts.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating.
Hendricks was a member of St. Barnabas Church. He was a member and vice president of the Holy Name Society and a Eucharistic minister. He also taught Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, marriage and Confirmation preparation and was a member of the Cursillo movement.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, the former Mary Tomizzi; two daughters, Deborah Solecki of Cheektowaga and Antoinette Heidle of Lancaster; a son, John of Depew; a sister, Mary Ann Caroll of Derby; four brothers, Robert and William, both of Cheektowaga, Henry of West Seneca and Paul; and six grandchildren.
Prayers will be said at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday in Buszka Funeral Home, 2005 Clinton St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:45 in St. Barnabas Church, 2049 George Urban Blvd., Depew. Burial will be in Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery, Cheektowaga.