LANSING - Stephen A. Fedorka Sr., 85, of Lansing, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Betty June; his three sons, Stephen Jr. (Barbara), James Byron (Holly), Edward Lee; his daughter, Mary; his sister, Helen Berger (Robert); his stepsister, Anna Lucas; and his numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Charles and Julia Ann; his brother, Charles; his son, John Charles; and his sister, Elizabeth. Mr. Fedorka was born in Czechoslovakia on April 4, 1920 and came with his mother to join his father in Pennsylvania when he was two years old.

He later moved to Ithaca, NY where he attended Ithaca schools and eventually moved to a farm in Lansing in 1936. In 1948, Mr. Fedorka served in the United States Army as Staff Sergeant while stationed in Korea and in 1949 he married his wife, Betty June Sherman, at the All Saints Church in Lansing. Mr. Fedorka worked for the International Salt Co. and Mort Gaskins Electric Company. He worked at Cargill from 1961 until his retirement in 1982. During that time, he also owned and operated a dairy farm. Despite his retirement in 1982, he always remained active helping his son Ed with farm work.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, 347 Ridge Road, Lansing, NY on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 with Rev. Scott M. Kubinski officiating. Burial will follow at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery, King Ferry. Friends are invited to call at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY on Monday, August 1, 2005 from 2 until 4 p.m. and again from 7 until 9 p.m. Those wishing are asked to direct memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Fedorka to Hospicare, 172 E. King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, or All Saints Catholic Church, 347 Ridge Road, Lansing, NY 14882.