Jan Madejski

Jan Madejski, born in Buffalo on Feb. 20, 1933, died peacefully at his home in Grand Is-land, N,Y, on Feb, 12, 2013, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rose Mary Crimaldi; and his children: Dr. Thomas (San-dra) Madejski, Linda (Pantelis) Panteli and Dr. Mary Ann (George) Spanos. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren: Pano (Teo) Spanos, Kypros Panteli, Jan Panteli, Thomas Spanos, Gregory Madejski, James Madejski, Giovanni Madejski, Jacqueline Madejski, Joseph Madejski and Chryssie Rose Panteli.

Jan trained as an optician and served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War trained at Fort Belvoir and stationed in St. Louis, Mo., from 1953 to 1955. Following his military service, he enrolled at the University at Buffalo, graduating from the school of pharmacy in 1959.

Jan and his wife, Rose Mary owned Herman-Stall Pharmacy, 251 Forest Ave., Buffalo, for more than 30 years. Jan was very active in his profession on a local and state level. Jan was a former president of the Erie County Pharmaceutical Association, served on the New York State Board of Pharmacy and was chairman of the Board of Pharmacy. He was a strong sup-porter of the Boy Scouts of America, and is a James B. West Fellow of the Iroquois Trail Council in Batavia, N.Y.

Jan had many diverse interests which he passed on to his children and grand- children, including his Polish heritage, and a lifelong love of music. He sang with the City Choir as a youth, and was the only non-physician member of The Singing Doctors performance group in the 1980s. Annually Jan and Rose Mary hosted singing parties, where family and friends gathered around a great meal and then sang tunes ranging from Broadway musicals to Belafonte’s Calypso music or Polish carols. Jan loved exploring other cultures and traveled extensively with his wife, as well as serving on the welcoming committee for Buffalo’s International Institute hosting dignitaries from foreign lands.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island, N.Y. Friends will be received at Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, Friday Feb. 15, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial dona-tions can be made to St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island, N.Y.; or to the “Mac” McCoy/Office for the Aging Memorial Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (www.crcfonline.org).