Paul Cadek

Obituary of Paul T. Cadek

CADEK, Paul T. Age 74 of Horseheads, NY. He was born February 23, 1947 in Elmira, son of the late Thomas and Agnes (Dombroski) Cadek and passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Francine (Waschezen) Cadek; son and daughter-in-law Thomas M. and Shelly Cadek of Big Flats; grandson Paul T. Cadek II of Elmira Heights; great grandsons Jacob Thomas Cadek and Joseph Walter Cadek both of Elmira Heights and their mother Catie Michalko Cadek; sisters Anne (Jerry-deceased) Shuman of Pittsford, NY and Beth (Tim) Ragsdale of Rochester, NY; nephews Matthew and Nickolas Ragsdale; sister-in-law Carol Jean Waschezen of Elmira; brother-in-law Michael S. Waschezen of Watertown; niece Natasha Waschezen; nephew Michael (Jessica) Waschezen. Paul graduated from EFA in 1965 and CCC with an associate's degree. He retired from the Elmira City Fire Department after 32 years of service; was an avid bass fisherman and hunter. He was the beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather (Boppi). He was happiest spending time with his family, especially "the boys" (Jake, Joey & Pauly). Paul's family thanks the staff of the University of Rochester Medical Center for years of wonderful care, especially Head of Cardiology Dr. Eduardo Arazoza and Beth Carlson, NP with the LVAD team. Thank you to all our friends who stood by with calls and cards. Paul looked forward to all of them. It was Paul's request that there be no services. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Paul through donations to the University of Rochester Medical Center, LVAD Program, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642, c/o Beth Carlson, NP; The Advanced Heart Failure Patient and Family Assistance Fund and The Pluta Education Fund both of which may be made online at
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