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Honor Mission

Francis "Frank" C. Busalachi, Veteran
USA USAR - Korean Era
Cheektowaga, New York - 01 Sep 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of the U.S. Army Service of Francis "Frank" Busalachi, who passed away on August 29th. Mr. Busalachi served a combination of Active and Reserve Army from 1951-1954, including 1-1/2 years Active Duty with the 917th Engineer Aviation Topographic Detachment of the Corps of Engineers. He was Honorably Discharged from Active Duty on 21 September 1953 with the rank of PFC, and from Reserve Duty on 5 April 1954. PFC Busalachi earned the National Defense Service Medal.

Primary Staging Time: 8:00 A.M.

Pietszak Funeral Home
2400 William Street (Near Harlem)
Cheektowaga, New York - 14206

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Prayer Service at 8:45 AM.
Followed by Dignified Escort to St. Gabriel's Church, 5271 Clinton Street, Elma, NY 14059.
Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM.
Followed by Escort to St. Adalbert Cemetery, 6200 Broadway Street, Lancaster, NY 14086.
Burial with Military Honors.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and bring a beverage for hydration.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the Army Service of Francis Busalachi and to support his loving family.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted by:
Don Higgins, SRC, R-1

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.


PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 12445
Rochester, NY 14612

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