A. Victor Jonus, 81, of 31 Birchwood Drive, Fredonia, died Aug. 17, 2009.
A devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. His joy was found in love he shared with his family and the companionship of his friends.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alice (Cudney), brother Johnny Jonus, and by his five children: Victoria (Craig) Tirgrath, Mark (Dian) Jonus, Valerie (Ken) Keipper, Carol Lockwood, and Jeffrey Jonus. Also survived by 12 grandchildren: Adam, Shaun, Kelly, Lauren, Jacqueline, Audra, Kathryn, Alexandra, Hilary, Hannah, Andrew and Sean; and four great-grandchildren: Lily, Jack, Emerson and Lucy. Grandchildren Adam and Erica Marie pre-deceased Mr. Jonus.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II, wrote, directed and judged area drum corps for many years, was Chautauqua County Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America, and was a retired school administrator of the Chautauqua Central Schools. He was a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fredonia and a member of Shorewood Country Club.
Friends will be received at Fantauzzi Funeral Home, 82 E. Main St., Fredonia from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 and Friday, Aug. 21. Burial rites will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Day Street, Fredonia on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Trinity Episcopal Church or to the Friendly Birchwood Invitational Golf Memorial Scholarship administered by the North Chautauqua Community Foundation. Internment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia.