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Paul D. "Digger" Gernatt Sr.

January 1, 1945 January 13, 2018
Paul  D. "Digger" Gernatt Sr.
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Springville, NY - Paul D."Digger” Gernatt Sr, , 73, of Springville, NY passed away January 13, 2018 at Buffalo General Hospital.
He was born January 1,1945 in Gowanda, NY the son of the late Paul and Rita (Timmell) Gernatt.
On September 7, 1968 he married the former Annette McIlvenna who survives.
Mr Gernatt was a veteran having served in the US Army and worked for the NYS Dept. Of Transportation for 30 years until his retirement. He was a 50 year member of the Collins Center Fire Dept. where he was awarded fireman of the year multiple times and was their Fire Police Captain for many years., member of Epiphany of Our Lord RC Church, Springville American Legion, AMVETS of Boston,NY and Collins Conservation Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and was known for his special BBQ sauce.
Besides his loving wife of 49 years he is survived by a son Paul (Kristin) Gernatt Jr.of Orchard Park, NY and a daughter Rebecca (Travis) Gominiak of Springville, NY, six grandchildren Quentin, Kailey, Ava, Miley, Owen and Charlotte. Also surviving are 2 brothers Arthur (Elaine) Gernatt of Springville and Joseph (Jenny) Gernatt of Collins and 10 sisters Joyce Kerr of East Otto, Olive (Werner) Stang of Perrysburg, Rita(Norbert) Gabel of Lawtons, Rosemarie (Robert) Butzer of Wis.,Sue (Marty) Niefergold of Lawtons, Mary (Charles) Richmond of N.Collins, Bernadette (Rich Jemison) Folts of N.Collins, Annette (John) Noto of N. Collins, Theresa (Harold) Butzer of Collins and Diane (Steve) Woloszyn of Delevan and over 200 nieces and nephews. Also a sister in law Audrey (late Oliver) Krebs of N.Collins and a brother in law Alfred (Pat) McIlvenna of Springville
He was predeceased by a sister Joan Schuster and his step mother and mother in law Marguerite Rogers.
Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main Street in Gowanda,NY on Wednesday January 17, 2018 from 2-4 PM - 6-9 PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Thursday January 18, 2018 at 11 AM from Epiphany of Our Lord RC Church in Langford, NY.
Burial will be in Collins Center Cemetery.
Memorials May be made to Collins Center Fire. Dept or Gowanda Ambulance service.


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Visitation

Wednesday

17

Jan

2:00 PM 1/17/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 1/17/2018 4:00:00 PM
Mentley Funeral Home - Gowanda

105 E. Main Street
Gowanda, NY  14070

Mentley Funeral Home - Gowanda
105 E. Main Street Gowanda 14070 NY 
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

17

Jan

6:00 PM 1/17/2018 6:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 1/17/2018 9:00:00 PM
Mentley Funeral Home - Gowanda

105 E. Main Street
Gowanda, NY  14070

Mentley Funeral Home - Gowanda
105 E. Main Street Gowanda 14070 NY 
United States

mass of christian burial

Thursday

18

Jan

11:00 AM 1/18/2018 11:00:00 AM
Epiphany of Our Lord

10893 Sisson Highway
North Collins, NY 14111

Epiphany of Our Lord
10893 Sisson Highway North Collins 14111 NY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Collins Center Cemetery Final Resting Place

Route 39
Collins Center, NY 14035

Route 39 Collins Center 14035 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Gowanda Ambulance Service

Collins Center Fire Dept.

3514 Main St.
Collins Center , NY 14035
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