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TAKAC, James Edward Sr.

TAKAC - James Edward Sr. Age 71, of Hendersonville, NC died on Monday, April 23, 2012 at Asheville Specialty Hospital on St. Joseph Hospital's Campus after a long battle with mouth and throat cancer. A native of Buffalo, NY he was born on July 6, 1940 to the late Michael Takac and Mary Frydrych Takac. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Kaylor and his two brothers, Norman and Michael "Mick" Takac. He was a graduate of Sloan High School in Sloan, NY before going on to serve his country in the United States Navy. He worked for Eaton Corporation (Westinghouse) until his retirement. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and was a former volunteer firefighter with Doyle 2 and Southline in Cheektowaga, NY. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Arlene Czelusta; his four children, James E. Takac, Jr. and his wife, Cynthia, Lynn Munchel, and her husband, Joseph, Karen Vorwerk and her husband, Michael, and Paul M. Takac and his wife, Julie. He is also survived by eight grandchildren. A register book is available online for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Contributions in memory of James Takac Sr. can be made to: SECU Family House, 1970 Baldwin Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, 336-793-2822.

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