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WETZEL, Loren E.

WETZEL, Loren E.

WETZEL - Loren E. Age 84, of Le Roy, NY, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018, while surrounded by loved ones. He was born on June 17, 1933 to John and Cora (Lortz) Wetzel in Morganville, NY. In 1956, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the RIT. Loren worked at Graham Manufacturing Co. for his entire career. He was a member of The Rotary Club for over 30 years, serving as president and was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Le Roy, Le Roy Historical Society, and the Jell-O Museum. Golfing became a large part of Loren's life after retirement. He served as president of the Le Roy Senior Golf League, which was renamed in his honor in 2014. Loren is survived by his wife, Janet, of 62 years; his children, Keith Wetzel, Brian Wetzel (Paula), and Lynne Baudanza (John); his seven grandchildren, Sarah (Adam) Wetzel-Strong, Becky Wetzel, Emilie Wetzel, Paige Wetzel, Amy Wetzel, Rachel Baudanza, and Sam Baudanza; a great-grandchild, Henry Strong; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and ten siblings; Eleanor (Albert) Neubert, Dorothy (John) Kruppa, Kenneth (Annamae) Wetzel, John (Blanche) Wetzel, Richard (Emma) Wetzel, Thelma (Earl) Setterington, Helen (Nathan) Binkley, Robert Wetzel, Charles Wetzel, and Virginia (Harold) Berry. Family and friends may call on Friday, April 13 from 5-7 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), Le Roy. His Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 14 at 11 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, Rts. 5 and 19, Le Roy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either The Hospice Foundation of WNY, P.O. Box 590, Buffalo, NY 14240-0590 or the Le Roy Historical Society, P.O. Box 176, Le Roy, NY 14482. Your memories and condolences may be shared with Loren's family at

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