John Paul Kuszlyk, I, age 69, proprietor of Kuszlyk Milk Haulers in Batavia, NY, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Rochester General Hospital.
He was born February 21, 1948 in Rochester, the son of the late John H. Kuszlyk and Catherine H. Kyrk Kuszlyk.
John started driving milk truck for his father when he turned 18 years old but was teaching drivers the milk truck route long before that. He took over the business in 1972, when his father moved to Florida. He and his wife developed Kuszlyk Cattle Co., where they have bred and promoted a lot of great cows and bulls in the Milking Shorthorn Breed. Their family had a feature article in the Fall 2016 edition of the American Milking Shorthorn Society magazine.
The former president of the Western New York Milk Carriers Association, Mr. Kuszlyk served as a past director for both the American Milking Shorthorn Society and American Lineback Dairy Cattle Association. He was very involved in promoting the dairy cattle industry throughout the country. They have worked with the local youth in the area for years as well as leading a 4-H Club for several years.
He loved attending cattle shows with his family and collecting model trucks and hats. He enjoyed antiques, attending auctions and socializing with friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Acomb Kuszlyk, whom he married July 31, 1971; his children, John Paul (Jeanette) Kuszlyk, II of Naples, Florida, Robert Henry (Rachael) Kuszlyk of Batavia, Marjorie Anna Kuszlyk, III (Brett P. Hill) of Byron, Kevin Michael (Brooke) Kuszlyk of Stafford and Steven William (Susan) Kuszlyk of Bergen; nine grandchildren, John Paul Kuszlyk, III and Jeanna Kuszlyk, Kristofer, Kameron, Kaden and Colton Kuszlyk, Porter John Hill and Alexander and Anastasia Kuszlyk and several cousins.
Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Drive, Amherst, New York 14226, American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland 20852, American Heart Association of WNY, 5488 Sheridan Drive, #300, Williamsville, New York 14231. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.