Konrad Nelaimischkies of Bear Ridge Road, Pendleton, died Sunday (Feb. 25, 2001) at home after a lengthy illness. He was 77.
Born in Germany, he moved to Canada in 1952 and emigrated to Niagara Falls in 1958.
He helped to build the tunnels for the Niagara Power Project in 1959 and 1960 and then went to work in production at Carborundum Co. He worked there for 22 years, retiring in 1986.
He also had his own business as a master stonemason for 50 years.
Nelaimischkies was an active member of Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir. He also sang and played the concertina with the Patchwork Folk Choir for the elderly in local nursing homes. He loved travel, nature and outdoor work.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Anita; two sons, Andreas of Grand Island and Sven of Goodland, Kan.; a daughter, Sonja Paivanas of Amherst; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. March 10 in Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, 6864 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton.