A Mass of Christian Burial for Antanas "Tony" Bivainis, 94, of Rochester, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Antanas Bivainis was born on Feb. 18, 1925, in Utena, Lithuania. He passed away on Dec. 22, 2019, at Cottagewood in Rochester. At the age of 15, he went to tailoring school and later, he joined the German Army during WWII. The Russians forced the German Army out of Lithuania and so he joined the English Army.
On Jan. 31, 1950, he married Hildegard Koerner in Bochum, Germany. They moved to Canada and in 1957, they moved to Rochester. Antanas worked as a tailor for all the men's clothing stores and later as a machinist for IBM for 33 years, retiring in 1986.
Antanas enjoyed fishing and wintering in McAllan, Texas. He was loved by everyone.
Survivors include his wife, Hildegard of Rochester; his number one son, Eddy Bivainis of Rochester; his daughter, Cindy (Paul) Vermilyea of Rochester; and his sister, Loine of Lithuania. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Memorials can be directed to the family.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bivainis family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.