Joseph Vara

Joseph R. Vara

Monday, October 4th, 1965 - Sunday, January 17th, 2021
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Joseph R. Vara, 55, of Fredonia, N.Y. passed away Sunday January 17, 2021.
Joe was born October 4, 1965 on Stanton Island, N.Y., the son of Neline Borrello Vara and the late Richard Vara. He was a longtime employee of Tops Markets, where he was the night manager of the Fredonia store at the time of his passing.
Joe was loved by all who knew him. He was friendly and helpful and was always smiling. Joe will be missed by his family and his many friends.

Joe is survived by: his wife, Sherry Vara; his children: Madison and Natalie Vara and Robert King; his mother, Neline Vara; siblings: Vance (Patty) Vara, Valery Gregory, and Velitia Aronica; also survived by nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father Richard Vara.

Calling hours will be held at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Avenue, Fredonia, on Saturday January 23, 2021 from 12 noon- 2 pm. COVID-19 regulations will be enforced. Please wear a mask and maintain 6’ feet social distancing. Expect delays due to COVID-19 regulations, capacity is limited. Funeral services will be private, but will be streamed live on Mr. Vara’s site at Saturday at 2 pm. Arrangements by David J. Dengler.

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    Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Larson-Timko Funeral Home
    20 Central Avenue
    FREDONIA, NY 14063
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    COVID-19 regulations will be enforced. Please wear a mask and maintain 6’ feet social distancing. Expect delays due to COVID-19 regulations, capacity is limited.
Funeral services will be private.


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Brenda Meyer

Posted at 10:43am
The funeral service was so touching and couldn't have been more perfect. Joe was loved by so many from family and friends. He was a great cousin and will be greatly missed by all. RIP Joe. Love you Brenda ❤❤

Carolyn Ardillo

Posted at 02:51pm
Very sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. A Very Special Guy. Very Caring and Friendly whenever We saw Him at Tops. Always took a few Minutes to stop and Chat His Smile Will be Missed.

Rose Battaglia

Posted at 01:16pm
My wonderful cousin Joe will always be "Boo" to me! He touched everyone he came in contact with, had a heart of gold. I too will always remember his wonderful laugh, the way he teased me, the thoughtful things he did for me without ever asking why, I am crying just writing this. My prayers go out to his mom, my cousin Neline, his brother Vance and sister-in-law Patty and children, his twin sisters Val and Velitia. I wished I could give all of you a hug. Joe is at peace sitting up there with his dad right now, watching over all of us.

Tammy Mowrey

Posted at 11:03am
💕 Joe was a great cousin... many memories from childhood to adults.
Always so much fun with a lot of laughs! Will miss you Joe. RIP
Love you, Tammy


Posted at 08:57am
Dennis Delcamp
Brother from another mother ! You are a good man. Will allways cherish our time together. Loved everytime we got in a new mess together, dont worry I can keep it under the rug > love ya ! Miss you !!

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