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David K. Wiedemer
December 10, 2023
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Husband of 57 years to Bonnie Reid Wiedemer; Devoted father of Noelle (Kim Keil) Wiedemer, Mary-Courtney (John) Bevilacqua, Renee (Daniel) Pratt and Karla (Ryan Hart) Wiedemer; grandfather of Katherine, Sarah, Benjamin Pratt, Jack and Blake Bevilacqua; brother of Daniel (late Susan), Mark (Sue), Sue (James Nowak) Wiedemer and the late William (Anne) Wiedemer; also survived by nieces and nephews.
All are invited to a Memorial Mass at St. Andrew’s RC Church 1525 Sheridan Dr. Kenmore, Saturday (December 16th) at 9:30 AM. Please meet at church.
After leaving the Army, Dave’s career and vocation culminated in a degree in Architecture from the University at Buffalo and licensure in NYS as a registered architect in 1984. Dave worked for multiple firms in Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester during his career, including the design and construction management of east coast Lowe’s stores. He was most proud of his involvement in the renovation of the original building of The Western New York Veterans’ Housing Coalition on Main Street in addition to the Main/Best Building. Dave continued his connection to the service to his country with the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Buffalo Waterfront.
Dave was perpetually involved in many activities including some with Bonnie, his girls, St. Andrew’s, or his life-long friends. He served as a eucharistic minister, building and grounds committee member and on the St. Vincent DePaul Society at his home church of St. Andrew’s in Kenmore. Dave’s interest in magic included the IBM Ring 12 - Order of Merlin, Society of American Magicians member for more than 27 years, FFFF convention invitee and Junior Ring 12 organizer of YIMSYM.
Dave had a passion for photography, (member of Buffalo Museum of Science Photo Club and Twin City Camera Club), where he exhibited in many shows and exhibitions. His other interests included cooking for the family, growing plants, cultivating fish tanks, flying kites and generally reinventing himself by learning everything and anything new!
The past seven years were a challenge after his catastrophic stroke. He overcame insurmountable odds and was able to walk and provide talks and mentorship to young therapists at various colleges in the WNY area. He and Bonnie became very active advocates for prostate cancer and stroke awareness.