Olean – Stephen A. Jurenko "Loving Husband, Dad, & Grandpa"
Stephen A. Jurenko, of 715 Garden Avenue, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020, at the Olean General Hospital, due to a series of health complications from exposure to Agent Orange.
Stephen was born on Sept. 15, 1948 in Olean and was the son of Andrew and Rose M. Martin Jurenko. On February 14, 1970 at Trinity United Methodist Church, he married his wife of 49 years, Colleen A. Wiedemann, who survives.
Stephen was a 1966 graduate of Olean High School. He served in the US Army from April 18, 1968 to November 23, 1969. Stephen worked at AVX in Olean as a maintenance man for 44 years, until his retirement on Sept. 30, 2010. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Olean, where he served on the Trustees Board and the SPPRC. Stephen was also a life-time member of the Pulaski Club and a member of the Charles Harbel American Legion Post #892. He enjoyed anything about the Civil War. Stephen also enjoyed watching NFL football, especially the Miami Dolphins, but he truly loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids and attending all of their extracurricular activities
Along with his loving wife, Stephen is survived by; 2 children, Lori (Bradley) Peterson of Hampstead, MD and Douglas (Sarah Hooper) Jurenko of Rochester, NY; 6 grandchildren, Zoe, Ivy, Quinn, Harrison, Lili, and Griffin; a brother-in-law, Terry (Chrissy) Wiedemann; 4 sisters-in-law, Sue Jurenko, Nancy Jurenko, Pam Weart and Carol Wiedeman,; and several nieces and nephews.
Stephen was predeceased by; his parents; brothers, Jack and Paul Jurenko; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kim & Debbie Wiedemann.
Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc.,646 East State Street, Olean on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Friends will also be received at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 131 North 9th Street, Olean, on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, at which time a Funeral Service will be held. The Rev. Joan M. Zimmerman, Interim Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at Allegany Cemetery in Allegany, NY. Full military honors will be accorded by the Allegany American Legion, Charles Harbel Post # 892, Ritual Team. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com
Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 131 North 9th Street, Olean, New York 14760 or to the Allegany American Legion, Charles Harbel Post #892, 4350 Route 417,Allegany, New York 14706.