Henry F. Rutkowski

Henry F. Rutkowski, 87, of Fredonia, died Friday morning September 13, 2013, peacefully.

He was born May 4, 1926, in Fredonia, son of the late Michael and Frances (Chojnacki) Rutkowski.

Henry owned and operated the family grape farm in Fredonia until his retirement.

Memberships include St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R. C. Church, sons of the legion post 59 in Fredonia.

Henry enjoyed listening to polka music, playing cards and sitting in Barker Commons in Fredonia.

Surviving is a daughter Beverly (Edward) Strauser, son Michael (Debora Cook) Rutkowski, grandsons Nicholas Strauser and Thomas Strauser. Preceded in death in addition to his parents are a son David Rutkowski, grandson Douglas Strauser and brother Edward Rutkowski.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials for Henry can be made to the Lake Shore Humane Society, 431 East Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, New York 14048.