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Michael Bolak

Michael T. Bolak

Wednesday, July 17th, 1946 - Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
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Michael T. Bolak, 73, passed away on January 15, 2020,at home with family. Son of the late Michael and Mary (Murinka) Bolak and a lifelong resident of Auburn, Michael attended Sts. Peter and Paul School and Central High School (class of 1964). Shortly after high school, Michael enlisted in the US Army. A decorated Vietnam War veteran, Michael was a Sergeant with the 9th infantry division and was stationed in Camp Jackson, Korea, and the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam.

Following his return from Vietnam, Michael began his career at AT&T. While working full-time, he earned two Associates Degrees in Criminal Justice and Business Management from Auburn/Cayuga Community College. During his tenure with AT&T, Michael worked in Syracuse, White Plains, and Rochester and held the position of National Service Manager for the Xerox account. After nearly 35 years with the company, Michael retired in 2003.

Over the years Michael enjoyed boating on Owasco Lake, collecting antiques, and was an avid deer hunter. He was a member of the Falcon Sportsman’s Club, Telephone Pioneers of America, and served as a volunteer on the board for Empire Federal Credit Union.

Michael is survived by, his wife of 50 years, Allison (Hedges) of Auburn, two daughters, Elizabeth (Steven Grosz) and Sarah (Ephrem Shiferaw), and two granddaughters, Madison and Mackenzie Grosz, all of Northern Virginia, his brother Robert of Saranac Lake, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends are invited to call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Plis Funeral Home, 220 State St. Funeral services will be at 10 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial with Honors will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Contributions in Michael’s name can be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes 1130 Corporate Dr., Auburn, NY 13021 or the Gary Sinese Foundation for Veterans (online or P.O. Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365).
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Plis Funeral Home, Inc. Auburn
    Address
    220 State Street
    Auburn, New York 13021
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Plis Funeral Home, Inc. Auburn
    Address
    220 State Street
    Auburn, New York 13021
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Address
    Lake Avenue
    Auburn, New York 13021
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Tom daum

Posted at 07:11pm
My condolences to the family. We grew up together and shared many hours of fun.
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Michael Quigley

Posted at 04:05pm
Mike,
I do remember the good times and enjoyed working with you from time to time. As we get older these memories become more precious.
Mike Quigley
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Karen Long

Posted at 10:17am
"Michael Bolak" will remain in our hearts forever.
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