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Labuda Funeral Home has provided over a century of service to families in Niagara Falls and across Western New York.

Our family is here to provide yours support and comfort during this difficult time. We are committed to your needs before, during and after the funeral. 

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Pre-paying your funeral is not only smart financial planning, but provides great emotional relief knowing that your final expenses are covered.  Pre-payment allows an individual to make his or her own specific pre-arrangements detailing such items as visitation as well as the type of the funeral.  Spare surviving relatives from the added emotional and financial stress during this time of trauma and sadness.

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CURRENT SERVICES


RICHARD L. WALL
DECEMBER 30, 1956 - OCTOBER 19, 2021









Richard L. Wall, 64 years old, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.  He was born in Niagara Falls on December 30, 1956, the son of the late Robert and Doris (Litz-Colton) Wall.
Richard was a graduate of Niagara Wheatfield High School.  He worked as an auto mechanic for 40 years and was a motorcycling enthusiast.

Richard is survived by his wife of 29 years, Darlene (Lingenfelter) Wall; his children, Tonja Keller, Tracy DeLorento, Daniel DeLorento, and Albert Smith; grandchildren, Renay Smith, Konner Keller and Jacob Keller and his brother, Dave McCartney.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church, 166 59th Street, Niagara Falls.  Richard's family requests that those attending please wear face masks.

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FRANK J. ZYMROZ
MARCH 31, 1924 - SEPTEMBER 8, 2021











Frank J. Zymroz, 97 years old, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Milford Manor in West Milford, NJ.  A former resident of Niagara Falls, Frank moved to New Jersey in 2019 to be with his son and his family.  Frank was born in Niagara Falls on March 31, 1924, the son of the late Joseph and Julianna (Kaleta) Zymroz.

He attended Holy Trinity Parochial School, Gaskill Junior High School, and graduated from Trott Vocational High School in 1941.  Frank was inducted into the United States Navy on March 18, 1943, and was honorably discharged on April 13, 1946.  He was employed as Chief Mechanical Machinist at Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. for 35 years and retired in 1983.  Frank was a member of the Niagara Mohawk Retiree Pension Club and the American Legion Portage Post #1465. 

Frank was predeceased by his wife, Jane (Stempien) Zymroz who passed away in 2012.  He is survived by his son, Richard (Joan) Zymroz; his grandson, Richard Zymroz; brother, Leo (Helen) Zymroz; sister, Jane (Leo) Garvey and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers; Louis Zymroz and Ted Zymroz and his sisters; Frances Sobczyk, Casimera "Kay" Grassler, Victoria Zymroz, Mary Zymroz, Anna Zymroz and Helen Mack.

Friends may call on Friday from 2 until 5 pm at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC. 356 Portage Road.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 9:30 am at Divine Mercy Parish, corner of Niagara and 24th Streets with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating.  Please assemble at Church.  Entombment in Gate of Heaven Mausoleum with Military Honors.  Those wishing to make a donation in Frank's memory are asked to consider Historic Holy Trinity Church, 1419 Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303. 





CHARLENA R. FABRIZIO
FEBRUARY 2, 1947 - AUGUST 20, 2021











Charlena R. (Curcione) Fabrizio, 74, passed away on August 20, 2021, under the loving care of her family in Sarasota, FL.  She was born on February 2, 1947, in Waterville, ME, the daughter of the late Gaetano and Eleanor Curcione.

Charlena and her husband, David, were co-owner of Unc's, Inc., 223 Ferry Avenue in Niagara Falls for many years.  She obtained her nursing degree in 1983.  She and her husband traveled to Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Cuba as well as throughout the United States.

She had a special knack for interior decorating not only in her own home but she also enjoyed helping others select color schemes, furniture, and incidentals that would make their house, office, or business warm and inviting. 

Charlena was an excellent cook and baker and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.  Her life revolved around her family; especially her grandchildren.

Charlena is survived by her husband of 52 years, David Fabrizio; her son, Dominic, and her daughter, Alexandra (Derek) Donovan; grandchildren, Marcus, Matteo, and Micah Fabrizio and Valentina and Dante Donovan.  She is also survived by sisters; Roseann (Richard) Kyler and Gina (Dennis) Virtuoso and her sisters-in-law, Norma (late Anthony) Boccanera, and Mary (late Alexander) Fabrizio as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her nephew and godchild, Gaetano Kyler.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 259 Fourth Street, with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating. 

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THE LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.






HENRY P. PALKA
MARCH 12, 1939 - AUGUST 29, 2021











Henry P. Palka, 82, of Lewiston, NY passed away peacefully on August 29, 2021.  He was born in Niagara Falls on March 12, 1939, the son of the late Henry J. and Alfreda (Kulaga) Palka.

Henry graduated from Bishop Duffy High School and then served in the Army National Guard.  On September 29, 1963, he married Mary Murphy-Friedrich in the former Sacred Heart Church.

Henry was employed at Union Carbide for 28 years as a master machinist until their closing.  He then moved on to the Niagara Falls Housing Authority where he worked for 20 years as clerk of the works, retiring in 2004.

"Pops" was an avid New York Yankee, Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan and played sports in the Niagara Frontier semi-pro football league.  He enjoyed watching his boys growing up and playing sports.  He also enjoyed fishing.  His favorite charities were the Montana Indian School and the Lewiston Fire Department.

Henry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary (Murphy-Friedrich) Palka; his five children, Henry V. Palka, Anthony M. Palka, Lori A. (John) Zapf, Joseph F. Palka and Michael P. (Desiree) Palka; his grandchildren, Brianna Palka, Joseph P. Palka, Jack, Charles, Nicholas and Christopher Zapf and Anthony Palka; three sisters, Judith (Palka) DiVita, Bernadette (Palka) (Thomas) Bagovich and Claudette (Palka) (late William) Lowery; one brother, Thomas A. Drescher, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Palka family would like to acknowledge the exceptional care provided by Niagara Hospice and the staff at Hospice House.

Private services will be held for the family.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Henry are asked to consider Niagara Hospice Inc., 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.

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THE LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC. 







ADELIA LOSS
SEPTEMBER 25, 1922 - NOVEMBER 9, 2020









Adelia Ida Loss, 98 years old of Lewiston,  passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 in Palm Desert, California while visiting family.  She was born on September 25, 1922 in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late Marcin and Bronislawa (Dziewisz) Utnik.  She was married to Joseph F. Loss on August 25, 1945 and moved to Lewiston in 1952.  

Adelia graduated from Niagara Falls schools and held positions with Bell Aircraft, Moore Business Forms Neisner's and the Postal Service.  

She enjoyed watching tennis, ice skating, the Buffalo Bills, Sabres, NY Yankees and traveling to visit her children and grandchildren; celebrating Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick's Day and all things Polish with them.  

Mrs. Loss is survived by her children; Joseph (Shirley) Loss of Pawleys Island, SC; William Loss of Palm Desert, CA; Patricia (James) Lashomb of Simpsonville, SC and Shirley (John) Nagelhout of Claremont, CA; her grandchildren; Christopher Lashomb, John (Candace) Nagelhout and David (Jackie) Loss; nephew, Martin (Mary) Utnik of Niagara Falls, NY and her special friends, Patrick and Lenora Teixeira of Lewiston, NY.  She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph F. Loss, who passed away on May 11, 2011; her brothers, Henry Utnik and William Utnik and her grandson, Andrew Lashomb.  

She was a longtime member of St. Peter's Church in Lewiston.  A private burial service was held in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston.  
ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.  




ARLENE POLNIAK
DECEMBER 13, 1926 - JULY 17, 2021









Arlene (Machowczyk) Polniak, 94 years old, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Facility.  She was born in Niagara Falls on December 13, 1926, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Staba) Machowczyk.

Mrs. Polniak attended Niagara Falls city schools. She worked at Kimberly Clark for a short time and then at the family-owned Kantanista's Grocery Store for many years.  She was a lifelong member of the former Echo Club and their Choral Society,  performing at concerts around the United States.  She enjoyed cooking, shopping, bingo, visiting casinos and traveling to Las Vegas and Florida with her late husband, Stephen J. Polniak.  

Mrs. Polniak is survived by her daughter, Darlene Polniak; her beloved dog, Maggie, and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen J. Polniak who passed away on January 16, 1992; her sisters, Theresa Cousins and Pauline Mis, and her brother, Leo Matthews.  
Mrs. Polniak's family would like to extend a special thank you to the front-line workers at Our Lady of Peace for all they do to try to help the residents such as Arlene.  

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10:00 am at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at Mt. Carmel, 2486 Grand Avenue with interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston.  ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC. 




Services announced for
KATHERINE "KATE" MULDOON









Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Historic Holy Trinity Church, 1419 Falls Street.

Arrangements entrusted to the
LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.






​SHANE  ROUGEUX
JUNE 16, 1976 - JUNE 27, 2021








 
Shane Rougeux, 45 years old, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021.  He was born in Niagara Falls on June 16, 1976, the son of John and Rosanne (Kurasiewicz) Rougeux.
 
Shane was a 1997 graduate of North Tonawanda Senior High School BOCES.  He worked at various jobs for Opportunities Unlimited and in 2001 began working at the Seneca Niagara Casino in the Environmental Services Department  for 15 years.  

On December 30, 2001, Shane proudly carried the Olympic Torch in Buffalo for the Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He enjoyed all things to do with Ancient Egypt; working on word searches and going on family vacations.  Shane always loved to watch the Wizard of Oz and Twister and was an Elvis fan.  

Shane is survived by his parents, John and Rosanne (Kurasiewicz) Rougeux; his brothers, Lucas and Adam Rougeux and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 until 7 pm at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road.  All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 11:00 am at St. Raphael's Parish, corner of College and Macklem Avenues.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, 665 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY 14203; Attention Leukemia Clinic or Infusion Center.  






SIGMUND "ZIGGY" CISZEK
JUNE 29, 1929 - JUNE 23, 2021








 
Sigmund "Ziggy" Ciszek, 91 years old of Sanborn, NY passed away on June 23, 2021 at Northgate Health Care Facility.  He was born in Niagara Falls on June 29, 1929, the son of the late Peter and Mary (Kokoszka) Ciszek.  

Ziggy was employed as a laborer at Moore Business Forms and Union Carbide for many years.  He was a member of the former Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society.  He and his late wife, Frances, enjoyed caring for their horses.  He was a talented wood carver and he enjoyed golfing.  

Ziggy was predeceased by his wife, Frances (Boswell) (Pendergast) Ciszek who passed away in 2007.  He is survived by his step-daughter, Barbara (Frederick) Jarzab; his step-son, George Pendergast and his step-grandson, David Jarzab.  Ziggy was predeceased by his step-grandson, Paul Jarzab; his brothers, Joseph Ciszek and Edward Ciszek; his sisters, Bernice Whipple, Adele Ciszek, Helen Gorczynski and Emily Hoover.  

Friends may call on Sunday from 1 until 4 pm at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC. 356 Portage Road.  Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 9:30 am at Divine Mercy Parish, corner of  Niagara and 24th Streets.  Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.



THEODORE R. JORDAN, JR.
AUGUST 29, 1948 - APRIL 28, 2021

Theodore R. "Ted" Jordan, Jr., 72 years old of the Town of Cheektowaga passed away on April 28, 2021 at Erie County Medical Center.  He was born in Niagara Falls on August 29, 1948 the son of the late Theodore R. and Anna (Rybicki) Jordan.  

Ted was a graduate of Niagara County Community College and then graduated from Buffalo State University with a degree in education.  He was an elementary teacher in the Buffalo City School District until his retirement.  He loved his teaching job, owning cars and going for drives.  He also served in the United States Army Reserves.

Ted is survived by his sister, Shirley Wieczorek; nephew, Aaron (Dana) Wieczorek and his lifelong friend and partner, William Henry.  Ted was predeceased by his nephews, James and Jeffrey Wieczorek. 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10:00 am at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph Parish at Mt. Carmel Church, 2486 Grand Avenue, Niagara Falls.  Interment will follow in Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.

ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE
LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC. 






Services announced for
Danny "Two-Three" Palermo









Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, June 5 at 10:00 am at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph's Church, 1413 Pine Avenue with interment to follow in the Palermo Family Plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
 



RONALD C. CLIPPINGER
JULY 16, 1929 - MAY 16, 2021 









Ronald C. Clippinger, 91 years old, passed away on May 16, 2021 at Absolut Care of Gasport.  He was born on July 16, 1929, the son of the late Grover and Elizabeth (Pierce) Clippinger.

Ronald graduated from Buffalo Technical High School in 1948.  He held various jobs until he joined the United States Army in 1951.  He was honorably discharged in 1953 and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal-Germany.  Ronald attended the University of Buffalo where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and a minor in History.  He was employed by the Niagara Falls Board of Education as a Science teacher for 26 years spending most of his time teaching at Gaskill.  He retired in 1990.

Ronald was a founding member and the first president of the Buffalo Astronomical Association.  He was elected to their College of Fellows.  He was also involved in "Operation Moon Watch" in the early days of NASA.

Ronald was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Amelia (Drzyzdzyk) Clippinger who passed away in 2019.  He is survived by his children; Kathryn A.C. (Timothy) Kosto, Jon J Clippinger and David C. (Jessica) Clippinger, Retired Commander USCG; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by six brothers and sisters.

Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 am until 11:30 am at Historic Holy Trinity Church, 1419 Falls Street, where services will begin at 11:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon at Divine Mercy Parish, corner of Niagara and 24th Streets.  Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery.  As you prepare to attend, please be mindful to wear a face covering.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ronald are asked to consider Historic Holy Trinity Church.  

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LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC. 







RONALD C. WROBEL
APRIL 5, 1964 - MAY 10, 2021 

Ronald C. Wrobel, 57 years old, passed away on May 10, 2021.  He was born in Niagara Falls, the son of Myron "Ron" and Elaine (Cassatt) Wrobel. 

Ron was a graduate of Trott Vocational High School and received an Associates Degree in CNC Machining from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  He was an avid fisherman, basketball and softball player and was lover of all sports. 

In addition to his parents, Ron is survived by his brother, Michael Wrobel; his sister, Susan (Matthew) Cicco; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private funeral services were held for the Wrobel family at the  LABUDA FUNERAL HOME INC.




STEPHEN G. HAEFNER
APRIL 7, 1953 - MAY 5, 2021






 
 
 
Stephen G. Haefner, 68 years old, passed away on May 5, 2021 at Buffalo General Hospital.  Steve was born in Rochester, NY on April 7, 1953, the son of the late Gerald and Marie (Powers) Haefner.

Steve was an honor student at Bishop Kearney High School and graduated from St. John Fisher College.  He worked in the restaurant industry as a cook or manager at many restaurants including Top of the Plaza and Lloyd's. His last position in Rochester was with the Rochester Center for Independent Living as a counselor.  He relocated to Niagara Falls to become Executive Director of the Niagara Falls Center for Independent Living.  He then attended SUNY Buffalo School of Social Work where he earned a Masters in Social Work.  After graduating from UB he worked as a Senior Services Coordinator for the Niagara Falls Housing Authority for 20 years retiring in 2016.
 
Steve is survived by Mike Moraca; his three siblings, Chris (Jan) Haefner, Michael (Christine) Haefner and Paula Haefner.  He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Steve was a beloved family member and friend.  He would always have something to say that would put a smile on your. face. Steve overcame any challenge put in his way and was loved by those who knew him.

In honor of Steve and his six wonderful guides: Smitty, Norman, Duffy, Ernie, Tate and Hamilton, donations may be made to the Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

A family service will be held at the
LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.,
356 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, NY. 



SHAUN MCGARVEY
FEBRUARY 13, 1981- FEBRUARY 27, 2021


Shaun McGarvey, 39 years old, passed away on February 27 at the Erie County Medical Center. 
 
Beloved son of James McGarvey and the late Mary Striker.  He is survived by his fiance, April Does and one brother.  

Private services entrusted to

THE LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.


 
 
FRANK N. ARDUS, SR.
FEBRUARY 17, 1933 ​- FEBRUARY 1, 2021








 

Frank N. Ardus Sr., 87 years old, passed away on February 1, 2021 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Leesburg, Florida.  He was born in Niagara Falls on February 17, 1933 the son of the late Joseph and Etta (Kellichner) Ardus.

Frank was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School.  On September 26, 1952 he entered the United States Army.  He served during the Korean War and received the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.  Frank was honorably discharged on July 1, 1960.  He worked as an electrician at Occidental Petroleum for 46 years and retired in 1998.  Frank enjoyed golfing and gardening and was a big fan of the Buffalo Bills.  Frank was predeceased by his wife, Frances (Dobrasz) Ardus who passed away on May 24, 2016.

Frank is survived by his daughter, Teresa (William) Caso; his son, Frank (Cheryl) Ardus, Jr. and his grandchildren; Stephanie Caso, Erica Caso, Nicholas Ardus and Lindsey Ardus.  He was predeceased by his sisters; Alice (late Gordon) Smith and Mary Adkins and his brothers; John (late Betty) Ardus, Samuel Ardus and Charles (late Adela) Ardus.

A private service with Military Honors and entombment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery will be held for Frank's family.  Those wishing to make a donation in Frank's memory are asked to consider Historic Holy Trinity Church, 1419 Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303.

ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE
LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.



MARIANO "MARIO" YARUSSI
JUNE 19, 1923 ​- FEBRUARY 1, 2021










Mariano "Mario" N. Yarussi passed away peacefully in his home on February 1, 2021 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 97.  He was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario on June 19, 1923 the son of the late Nicholas and Angeline (Calabretto) Yarussi.

Mario moved to Niagara Falls, New York as a young child where he attended local schools. He proudly served with the United States Army during World War II after which he was honorably discharged with the rank of Technician Fifth Grade.  

Mario then returned to Niagara Falls where he worked alongside his father at Yarussi Construction eventually becoming the owner and operator.  He retired in 2015 at the age of 92.  Mario was one of the most knowledgeable and respected contractors in Western New York. 
 
In August of 1954 Mario married Marie Riccelli at Our Lady of Lebanon Church and later became the loving father of four.

Mario is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marie; his sister, Patrina (late Paul) Morreale; his four children; Nicholas (Eileen) Yarussi, Peter Yarussi, Anne Aquino and Dr. Anthony (Michele) Yarussi; nine grandchildren; Dr. Anthony Aquino, Dr. Michael Aquino, Dr. Vincent Aquino (Dr. Tiffany Wendt-Aquino), Kristine Yarussi, Ann Marie (Stephen) Kerr, Dr. Kaitlyn Hartman (Dr. Ryan Hartman), Dr. Elizabeth (Anthony Falzone) Yarussi, Nicholas Yarussi and Anthony Yarussi and three great-grandchildren; Cecilia Kerr, Lena Aquino and Raya Aquino.  Mario is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings; Mary Sepielli, Connie (late Ernie) Lucantonio, Carmella (late Dominic) Baldassaro and his life long friends, Tony DeMunda and Sam D'Angelo.

Please join in celebrating Mario's life.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 3 until 6 pm at Historic Holy Trinity Church, 1419 Falls Street, Niagara Falls.  Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial with Military Honors on Saturday at 10:00 am at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph's Church, 1413 Pine Avenue.  Please assemble at church. As you prepare to attend please be mindful to wear a face covering.  Social distancing will be monitored.  Private entombment in Riverdale Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations in Mario's memory may be made to Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph's Parish.

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THE LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.




JOSEPHINE M. TEDESCO
MARCH 18, 1924 ​- DECEMBER 31, 2020









Josephine M. (Donato) Tedesco, 96 years old, passed away on December 31, 2020.  She was born in Niagara Falls on March 18, 1924, the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (DeFazio) Donato.

Josephine attended local schools.  She worked as a clerk for the New York State Parks and Recreation Department at the Cave of the Winds for 40 years and retired at the age of 86.  Josephine enjoyed baking and cooking for her family and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas J. Tedesco who passed away on January 16, 2003.  Her family wishes to thank all the nieces and nephews for their care and concern; and Josephine's caregivers for all of their care and compassion.

Josephine is survived by her son, Thomas D. (Kathleen) Tedesco; her grandson, Thomas J. (fiance Kimm Markovich) Tedesco; her great-granddaughter, Taylor; her great-grandson Thomas P. and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  She was predeceased by her sisters; Angeline Corsaro, Lena Appoloney and Florence Donato and her brothers, Anthony Donato and Francis Donato.

There will be a private entombment in St. Joseph's Mausoleum with Rev. Duane R. Klizek officiating.  A celebration of Josephine's life will be held at a later date.

ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO 
THE LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.





JERRY CIOS
SEPTEMBER 10, 1964 ​- JANUARY 3, 2021

Jerry Cios, 56 years old, passed away on January 3, 2021 at his home in Sanborn.  He was born in Niagara Falls on September 10, 1964 the son of the late Bruno and Helena (Herowski) Cios.  Jerry is survived by his sisters, Judith Ann Bates and Diane (Gary) Clark).  He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald Cios.
Private interment will be held in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
 
ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO 
THE LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.




TEDDY KAJDASZ
AUGUST 5, 1930 ​- DECEMBER 28, 2020






 
 
 
Teddy Kajdasz, 90 years old, passed away on December 28, 2020 at Niagara Hospice House.  He was born in Niagara Falls on August 5, 1930, the son of the late Stanley and Mary (Kurdziel) Kajdasz.

Teddy attended local schools.  He was a landscaper by trade and also enjoyed tending to his own gardens at his home.  Teddy enjoyed playing bingo and working on jigsaw puzzles. 

Teddy is survived by his sister-in-law, Sandra (late Frank) Kajdasz; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers; Joseph, Stanley, Walter, John, Steve and Frank Kajdasz and his sisters, Marianne Kajdasz, Veronica Kajdasz, Jane Kozlowski, Victoria Sliwa and Rose Carlisle.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Divine Mercy Parish with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating.  Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Teddy are asked to consider Divine Mercy Parish.

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THE LABUDA FUNERAL  HOME, INC.




DANNY "TWO-THREE" PALERMO
APRIL 23, 1952 ​- DECEMBER 25, 2020






 
 
 
Daniel "Danny" "Two-Three" Palermo, 68 years old, passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020 at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.  Danny was born in Niagara Falls on April 23, 1952, the son of the late Salvatore "Sam" and Mary (Mauro) Palermo.  

Danny was a 1970 graduate of Bishop Duffy High School.  He worked as an independent carpenter for many years including the several years he lived in Laguna Beach, CA.  Danny was a great fan of the New York Yankees. He enjoyed Wednesday night pinochle games with the guys and attending Niagara University basketball games.

Danny is survived by his sister, Teresa (Gordon) Slipko; his brother, Salvatore "Sal" (Linda) Palermo, Jr.; his nieces, Martine, Marina, Mara, Marli, Nicole and Natalie; several great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date with interment in the Palermo Family Plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO 
THE LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.



 
ISABELLE T. GODZISZ
APRIL 30, 1923 ​- DECEMBER 22, 2020






 
 
 
Isabelle T. (Kandilas) Godzisz, 97 years old, passed away on December 22, 2020 at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence.  She was born in New South Wales, Australia, on April 30, 1923, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Marian (Keane) Kandilas. 
 
Isabelle was educated in Australia.  On February 11, 1946 she was married to Stephen Godzisz at St. Luke's R.C. Church in Brisbane, Australia and moved to the United States becoming a citizen in 1953. He predeceased her in 2012 after 66 years of marriage.  She enjoyed knitting, working on crossword puzzles and going for rides in the country.

Isabelle was predeceased by her son, Stephen D. Godzisz.  She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Janet (Gallo) Godzisz; her niece, Diana (late Gene) Law; nephew, Martin (Ilona) Kandilas and many nieces and nephews in the United States and Australia.  She was predeceased by her sister, Arna Marsh; her brothers, Frank (late Elise) Kandilas and Denis Kandilas; her brother-in-law, John (Fanny) Godzisz and sister-in-law, Emily Klemczyk.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 9:30 am at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 259 Fourth Street with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating.  As you prepare to attend please be mindful to wear a face covering.  Private interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery.  

ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO 
THE LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.





GLADYS M. LABUDA
AUGUST 9, 1925 ​- NOVEMBER 21, 2020












Gladys M. (Janik) Labuda, 95 years old, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2020 at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, CA with her loving daughter, Jan, by her side.  Gladys had been visiting Jan in Redondo Beach, CA when she was taken ill.  She was born in Niagara Falls on August 9, 1925, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Krauzowicz) Janik.

Gladys was a graduate of Trott Vocational High School where she was very proud to be a cheerleader.  She was a member of the former Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church and their Mother's Club and was a Board Member of the former Porta-Niagara Girls Club.  Gladys was a talented seamstress sewing not only clothing but also beautiful draperies.  She was an avid reader and loved gardening, especially tending to her roses and rock garden.
 
Gladys worked alongside her husband, the late John H. Labuda, in their family owned business, the Labuda Funeral Home, for many years.  They enjoyed traveling together in their retirement and especially enjoyed summers with their beloved grandchildren at their cottage in Turkey Point, Ontario, Canada. 

Gladys was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, John H. Labuda who passed away on February 14, 2000.  She was the loving mother of Edward J. (Diana) Labuda, Kathleen M. (Merle) Long, Elizabeth A. (Michael) Brady and Jan J. Labuda; cherished grandmother of Angela (Robert) Cleary, Stephen Long, Thomas (Tara) Long, Melissa (Brian) Frazer and Allan (Corri) Long; beloved "GG" of Noah, Zipporah and Keziah and sister-in-law of Florence Dziewisz.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Gladys was predeceased by her brothers, Matthew S. (late Barbara) Janik and Stanley (late Josephine) Janik.

Friends may call on Sunday from  2 until 5 pm at Historic Holy Trinity Church, 1419 Falls Street, Niagara Falls.  Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 259 Fourth Street with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating.  For those unable to attend the funeral in person, it will be live streamed: pscp.tv, search 'Gladys Labuda'.
Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in Gladys' memory are asked to consider Historic Holy Trinity Church.  As you prepare to attend please be mindful to wear a face covering.  Social distancing will be monitored.

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SOPHIE GUZDEK
DECEMBER 10, 1920 - DECEMBER 14, 2020​


Sophie (Kok) Guzdek, 100 years old, passed away on December 14, 2020 at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence.  She was born in Niagara Falls on December 10, 1920, the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Bojko) Kok.

Sophie was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School.  She worked for 20 years as a deli clerk at Tops in Lewiston.  She was a member of the former Holy Trinity Church; was a voting inspector at Lewiston polling places and enjoyed bowling, playing bingo and slots at the casino and attending card parties. 

Sophie is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth (late James) Soha and her grandson, David Kokoszka.  She was predeceased by her husband, Edward F. Guzdek; her daughter, Dorothy Marshall; her twin sister, Mary Madej; sisters, Wanda Wylym and Agnes Romanek and her brothers, Walter Kok, Ted Kok and Alex Kok.

Private services and burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery will be held for her family.  

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JESSICA L. SEDORE
MARCH 26, 1985 - DECEMBER 10, 2020​










Jessica Sedore lost her battle with Mitochondrial Disease on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Buffalo General Hospital.  She was born in Niagara Falls on March 26, 1985 and is survived by her parents Vern and Gloria (Maluchnik) Sedore; her sister, Stacey (Ryan)  Willard; her niece, Charlotte Willard and her beloved Nana Paolina Robazza.  

Jessica fiercely loved animals, especially her dogs, Nero and Gixxie.  She was a loyal friend who will be missed.  

Services for Jessica will be private.  Those wishing to make a donation in Jessica's memory are asked to consider the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation at UMDF.org.

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JACK L. DeLONG, JR.
DECEMBER 17, 1958 ​- NOVEMBER 18, 2020

Jack L. DeLong, Jr., 61 years old, passed away at his home in Westminster, CA on November 18, 2020.  He was born in Niagara Falls on December 17, 1958, the son of RoseMarie (Byers) DeLong and the late Jack L. DeLong.

Jack is survived by his mother, RoseMarie (Byers) DeLong; his daughter Ashley (Jeremy) Schlueter; his grandsons, Clayton and Mark; his brothers, Phillip D. DeLong, Joseph L. (Judy) DeLong and Jeffrey S. DeLong.  He is also survived by 3 nieces and 1 nephew.

Private interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls.  Flowers are gratefully declined.

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WILLIAM J. PRYGON
OCTOBER 4, 1942 ​- NOVEMBER 22, 2020

William J. Prygon, 78 years old, passed away on November 22, 2020 at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.  He was born in Niagara Falls on October 4, 1942, the son of the late John and Sophie (Szafraniec) Prygon.

Mr. Prygon attended Trott Vocational High School.  He worked at the International Paper Mill until their closing and then worked in maintenance for the Niagara Falls Board of Education for 16 years until his retirement.  

Mr. Prygon was predeceased by his wife, Irene Barber Prygon and his sister, Geraldine Smiszek.  
He is survived by his brother-in-law, Richard Smiszek; his nephew, Michael (Cynthia) Smiszek and great-niece, Stephanie Smiszek.

Private burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

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HERBERT W. HULL
DECEMBER 12, 1936 - MARCH 3, 2020 ​






 
 
 
 
Herbert W. "Paw" Hull, a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls passed away on March 3, 2020.  He was born on December 12, 1936 the son of the late John Logan and Grace Marie (Peggs) Hull.

Herb served in the United States Army.  He was the Superintendent of Public Works and Sanitation in the City of Niagara Falls from 1954 until his retirement in 1992.  He was the owner of Candy's Grill on Ontario Avenue from 1965 until 1976.

Herb played baseball, basketball and softball well into his 50s.  He was a devout New York Yankees fan and attended Niagara University home basketball games.  In 2003 Herb was inducted into the Niagara Falls Old Timer's Hall of Fame.  You could always find Herb at Hyde Park watching baseball, football and hockey games.  After his retirement, Eleanor and He became snowbirds and spent their winters in Winterhaven, FL.  Herb continued to watch baseball and basketball games at Polk State College in Florida.  They became his team away from home.

Herb is survived by his loving companion of over 55 years, Eleanor M. Latko; his son, Richard E. (Mary) Keller, Jr.; his daughter, Cynthia Jean (Latko) Cimino as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister Nancy Hy (Ray) Fetzer; several nieces and nephews and his best friend, Rick Southwood.  He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Kimberly (Keller) Wulkan and his brother-in-law, Ernest Hy.

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ANN CARELLA FRANJOINE
SEPTEMBER 9, 1925 - OCTOBER 16, 2020​






 
 
 
 
Ann (Morell) Carella Franjoine, 95 years old, passed away on October 16, 2020 at Schoellkopf Health Care Center.  She was born in Niagara Falls on September 9, 1925 the daughter of the late John and Lena (Barto) Morell.  Ann was the wife of the late Gene Carella and Louis Franjoine.

Ann and her late husband, Gene Carella, operated the American Secretarial Answering Service on Pine Avenue for 35 years.  She was an original member of the Italian Sons and Daughters Cataract Lodge #240 and acted as their secretary in its early years.  Ann loved spending time with her family and enjoyed music and dancing.

Ann is survived by her sons, Gene (Gretchen) Carella and John (Peggy) Carella and her daughter Dalia Carella; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and her sister, Carol (Carl) Johnson.  She was predeceased by her brother, Louis (Angela) Morell.  She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Lorraine (Anthony) Carella, Rose (Peter) Carella and Vicki (Charles) Burgio and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 10:00 am at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph at St. Joseph's Church, 1413  Pine Avenue with Rev. Duane R. Klizek officiating.  Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery.    

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JOSEPH CICCO
JULY 5, 1932- OCTOBER 14, 2020
 






 
 
 
 
Joseph Cicco, 88 years old, passed away on October 14, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family while under the care of Niagara Hospice.  Mr. Cicco was born in Niagara Falls on July 5, 1932, the son of the late Carmen and Ernestine (Biano) Cicco.  He attended local schools and served with the United States Army from June 11, 1953 until his honorable discharge with the rank of Sergeant on May 18, 1955.  He was awarded the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Conflict Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Mr. Cicco was employed as a maintenance worker at Globe Metallurgical for 32 years and retired in 1994.  He was a family oriented man and loved to spend time with his grandchildren.  He enjoyed bowling, golfing and playing bocce.

Mr. Cicco is survived by his wife of 67 years, Agnes (Ferlito) Cicco; his children, Wendy Ann (Dennis) Pollow and Michael (Maria) Cicco; his grandchildren, Michael Cicco, Laura Cicco, Julie (Christopher) Schurr, Bryan Pollow, Dennis (April) Pollow and Nicholas (Stephanie) Pollow; 10 great-grandchildren; his sister, Helen (Philip) Joncas; his brothers, Anthony (Mary) Cicco and Arnold (Jackie) Cicco and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his sister, Frances Holiday and his brothers, Robert Cicco and Carmen Cicco.

A Mass of Christian Burial and Military Honors will be held for the immediate family at St. Vincent DePaul Parish at St. Leo's Church with Rev. Robert Hughson officiating and interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery.  Flowers are gratefully declined.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mr. Cicco are asked to consider Niagara Hospice, Inc. 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.

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