James L. Chayka

March 3, 1951 ~ August 21, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old


James L. Chayka, 72 of Bell Street, Weedsport passed away Monday, August 21, 2023 at his home. Born March 3, 1951 in Fort Wayne, IN, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Betty Stump Chayka.  James (“Larry”) was a graduate of Weedsport High School, worked at Sylvania in Seneca Falls and retired as an electrical engineer from ICM Controls in Cicero.


James was extraordinarily devoted to his family, who cherished him for his quiet strength and thoughtfulness.  He approached life with a soulful and skillful practicality, which he so often used to help others.  He loved cooking, art, music, reading, spending time in nature, playing and watching sports, and relaxing with a drink and cat on his lap.


He is survived by two sons Jim Chayka (Laura Barron) of CA and Doug Chayka (Nicola Behrmann) of Germany; three brothers Paul Chayka (Marguerite) of CT, Marty Chayka (Suzy) of CA and David Chayka (Cindy) of Syracuse; three sisters Mary Beth Gross (Francis) of Weedsport, Becky Barrett of CT and Claire Fischer (Jim) of Canandaigua; three grandchildren Levi, Emil and Emmett; longtime companion Penny Williams of Weedsport; as well as several nieces and nephews.


According to James’ wishes, there are no funeral services. Arrangements are with White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 2719 Erie Drive, Weedsport.

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