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PODKLADEK, Michael J.

PODKLADEK, Michael J.

PODKLADEK - Michael J. Age 54, a resident of San Luis Rd., Gansevoort, NY, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family after a battle with GBM4, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Born December 30, 1963 in Buffalo, NY he was the son of Walter "Butch" Podkladek of Orchard Park and Dianne Felger Fischer of Cheektowaga, NY. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and then served with the Air Force Reserves at the Niagara Falls Air Force Base. He was employed by the NYS Thruway Authority for 26 years beginning as a toll collector in 1991 and then became a radio dispatcher for Troop T. Survivors in addition to his parents include his wife of 24 years, Beth Ann Podkladek of Gansevoort; his 3 children, Jordan, Callie and Braden Podkladek all of Gansevoort; 2 sisters, Shari Podkladek of Cheektowaga and Nicole Podkladek of Orchard Park; mother-in-law, Maryann Russillio of Akron, NY; sister-in-law, Donna (Roger) Hoeltke and brother-in-law, James (Laura) Russillio, all of Lancaster, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as his grand-dog Taco. Friends may call on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 11-4 at Bravo Cafe;, 5781 Seneca St., Elma, NY. A brief Prayer Service will be held at 11:30 AM with Father Greg Faulhaber. Burial will be at a later date in the Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY. Memorials can be made in his memory to Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester, 500 Westchester Ave., West Harrison, NY 10604, or to Schuylerville Dollars for Scholars c/o Lisa Schwartz, 316 County Rd. 68, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 for a graduation scholarship to be set up in memory of Mike.

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Flynn Bros., Inc. Funeral Home

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