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James M. Gartz

January 22, 1953 — April 15, 2020

James M. Gartz, 67 of Darien Center, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia. He was born January 22, 1953 in Rochester, to the late Eugene (Rose Schwann) Gartz. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 43 years Jennifer M. (Schwarz) Gartz in 2019; brother William Gartz, sister Susan Gartz Bewley; sister-in-law Cheryl Gartz.

Mr. Gartz worked for many years as a Mason, Cement Mason’s Local 111 of WNY in Buffalo. He was a “Jack of all trades” and had a passion for woodworking. James was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time poolside. His family was everything to him, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Gina Napierski of Attica; Annette Smith of Rochester; Joseph (Michelle) Auricchio of East Bethany; Anthony (Cindy) Bykowski of Alexander; Michael (Tanya) Bykowski of Darien; siblings, Steve (Diane) Gartz, Eugene (Bonnie) Gartz, Michael (Wendy) Gartz, Martin Gartz, sister-in-law Melissa Gartz; 13 grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home, Inc. 167 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

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