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CURRENT SERVICES
ROBERT R. ODRZYWOLSKI
JANUARY 26, 1955 - JUNE 18, 2020​
Robert R. "Bobby O" Odrzywolski, 65 years old, passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2020.  He was born in Niagara Falls on January 26, 1955, the son of the late Richard Odrzywolski and
Dorothy (Latko) Odrzywolski Cicero. 
Robert was a 1972 graduate of Bishop Duffy High School and attended Niagara County Community College.  On February 15, 2003 he married the former
Susan Marchetti.  He was employed as a chemical operator at Carborundum/Saint Gobain for 41 years and retired in 2018.  Robert was a member of the Niagara Frontier Golf Club and won the Club Championship in 1990.  Scoring a hole-in-one was one of his proudest moments.  He helped coach his daughter's golf team at Niagara Catholic High School and enjoyed cooking and bowling.  
Robert was a devoted husband to
Sue (Marchetti) Odrzywolski; loving dad to
Rochelle (Chad) May and Andrea (Eric) Clark; step-dad to Pat (Kristen) Cousins, and Jess Cousins; brother to Dennis (Gail) Odrzywolski; and Puppa to Sophia and Althea Clark.
Private services for the family will be held at Divine Mercy Parish with interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery. 
Those wishing to make a donation in Robert's memory are asked to consider the United Way of Greater Niagara, 6420 Inducon Drive E, Sanborn, NY 14132.
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IRENE S. PAPIERZ
FEBRUARY 20, 1923 - MAY 28, 2020
Irene S. (Mis) Papierz, 97 years old, passed away on May 28, 2020 at Niagara Hospice House.  She was born in Niagara Falls, NY on February 20, 1923, the daughter of the late Stanley and Antonina (Jendraszek) Mis.
Irene was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School.  On October 3, 1942 she was married to Matthew W. Papierz who predeceased her on September 26, 1999.  Irene worked as a clerk in the Mortgage Department of the Niagara Permanent Savings and Loan during the 1960s and 70s.
Irene was involved in many activities including the
Holy Trinity Mother's Club, the Holy Trinity Seniors, the Ad Astra Club, the Council on Aging, the Hyde Park Garden Club and Meals on Wheels.  She was a member of the former Holy Trinity Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.  Irene enjoyed socializing with family and friends, playing cards, gardening, reading and being informed on worldwide current events.
Irene will be deeply missed by her beloved children, Gerald (late Janice) Papierz and Priscilla (late John) DeDeyn; her treasured grandchildren, Denise (Dave) Phillips, Scott Papierz, Kristen (Murray) Kirk,
Heather (Mike) Damico, J. Patrick (Annita) DeDeyn and Melissa (Mike) Teft and her dearest great-grandchildren, Tim Tefft, Michael Damico, Courtney Tefft, Katelyn Kirk, Abigail Damico and Colin Kirk.  She was predeceased by her sister, Helen A. Mis. 
A private Mass of Christian Burial was held at
St. Raphael's Parish with interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Irene are asked to consider Niagara Hospice, Inc.,
4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094. 
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THOMAS B. MICHAELS
OCTOBER 11, 1929 - MAY 26, 2020
Thomas B. Michaels, 90 years old, passed away at his home on May 26, 2020.  He was born in Olyphant, PA on October 11, 1929, the son of the late John and
Gladys (Carter) Michaels.
 
Tom enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on
May 28, 1954 and was honorably discharged on
May 27, 1962 with the rank of Corporal (E-3).  He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.  Tom was employed at Moore Business Forms for 17 years and then was employed as a chemical operator at the Olin Chemical Corporation.  He was then a supervisor at Olin for 10 years until his retirement in 1991.  Tom enjoyed traveling and loved to be with people.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 
 
Tom is survived by his wife of 63 years,
Joyce B. (Edwards) Michaels; his children,
Thomas (Jacqueline) Michaels and Lori (George) Zemla; grandchildren, Tom (Kristin) Michaels, Megan (fiance Ken Cosby) Zemla, Melissa (Cory) Berlin and
Timothy Zemla and 5 great-grandchildren. Tom is also survived by his sisters, Pat Solusod and
Betty (Joseph) Rizzo and his cousins who were like  brothers to him, Thomas and Stephen Carter.  He was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Brass.
 
A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
 
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BARBARA JANIK
AUGUST 26, 1937 - MAY 20, 2020
Barbara (Zankowski) Janik, 82 years old, passed away on May 20, 2020 at Schoellkopf Health Care Center.  She was born in Niagara Falls on August 26, 1937, the daughter of the late Walter and Leona (Zabkowski) Zankowski.
Barbara was the proud matriarch of 56 family members.  She met the love of her life, Matthew, while working at Shearson Lehman Brothers.  They had 30 wonderful years together.  Barbara was predeceased by her two loving husbands, John "Jack" Tighe and Matthew S. Janik.
Barbara is survived by her children; Kathy (Curt) DuBois, Laurie (Terry) Jacklin, David (Lisa) Tighe,
Ed (Kathy) Janik, Peter (Maria) Janik,
Cheryl (Paul) Bombalicky, MaryJo (Tom) Tartaglia and Kevin (Ann) Janik; her grandchildren,
Julie (Perry) Twyford, Bill (Whitney) DuBois,
Paul DuBois, Louis (Julie) Jacklin, Allison Jacklin, Daniel (Melissa) Tighe, Ryan (Lauren Billotti) Tighe, Patrick (Julie Kratz) Tighe, David (Cori) Tighe,
Laura (Amanda) Raimondi, Matthew Janik,
Christian (Tish) Janik, Elise Tartaglia and
Nicole (Eric) Zerrahn; great-grandchildren, Jack, Hazel, Russell, Charles, Arthur, Addison, Daniel, Vienna, Trent, Rocco, Rosalie, Quinn and Xan.  Barbara is also survived by her sister, Carol (Michael) Orsi and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her son Tom Janik and her brother, Robert Zankowski.
Private funeral services were held for the family with interment in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in Barbara's memory are asked to consider St. John De LaSalle Community Care, 8477 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
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LEOKADYA S. GREGORSKI
APRIL 8, 1927 - MAY 17, 2020
Leokadya S. "Lottie" (Andrzejczyk) Gregorski, 93 years old, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at her home while under the loving care of her family and Niagara Hospice.  She was born in Niagara Falls on April 8, 1927 the daughter of the late Adam and Albina (Tomala) Andrzejczyk.
Lottie was a production worker at Carborundum in Wheatfield for 13 years and was a former member of the Our Lady of Lebanon Senior Group.  She was loving, good natured and generous.  Lottie possessed a creative art talent and a unique gift of kindness to others which even animals recognized and responded to.  Lottie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, being lucky at the casino and playing cards with family.  Lottie was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Gregorski, who passed away on February 9, 2015.
Lottie is survived by her children, Joseph A. (Carol) Gregorski, Susan (late Richard) Bonnes, Nancy (Robert) Yates, Mary (Robert) Koshinski and Margaret (Gary) Placek.  She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and was predeceased by her brother, Chester (late Theresa) Andrzejczyk.  
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Divine Mercy Parish with burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.  
 
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BARBARA ROFFLE
DECEMBER 20, 1929 - MAY 13, 2020
Barbara (Marshanke) Roffle, 90 years old, passed away on May 13, 2020 at Schoellkopf Health Care Center.  She was born in Oil City, PA on December 20, 1929, the daughter of the late Clarence F. and Hilda (Deeter) Marshanke, Sr.
Early on, Barbara worked as a waitress at various restaurants in Niagara Falls.  She also worked at Carborundum for 10 years and St. Mary's Hospital for 7 years.  Barbara was a volunteer at HANCI and received the Volunteer of the Year Award.  Barbara always enjoyed being with her family and enjoyed ceramics and quilting.  She was best known for her beautiful crocheting and baking.  She enjoyed the Buffalo Bills and the Tampa Bay Rays; playing bingo and dominoes and quilting at Riverside Church.  She was a member of the former
Our Lady of Lebanon Church; the Cedars of Lebanon Club and the St. George Orthodox Church Senior Club.  On January 8, 1949 she married Raphael Z. Roffle at
Our Lady of Lebanon Church.  After 54 years of marriage he predeceased her on August 29, 2003. 
Barbara is survived by her 10 loving children;
Mark (Nanette) Roffle, Raphael L. (Diane Quarantello) Roffle, Roseanna (Joseph) Magaddino, Barbara (Larry) Chiarenza, Gail (Bill) Bradfield, Charles (Joanne) Roffle, Paula (late Clarence "Chip") Mayo, Douglas (Sue) Roffle, Roberta (Richard "Bud") Bradfield and Christina Roffle.  She is survived by 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; her sister, Judith (Bill) Schrecengost; her sister-in-law, Rose Magee and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her sister, Lois (Nick) Perry; her brothers, Clarence (Betty) Marshanke, Jr.,
Martin (Nancy) Marshanke, Charles Marshanke and Philip (June) Marshanke and her daughter-in-law
Cheryl Thomas Roffle.
Barbara's family wish to extend a special "thank you" to the nursing and office staff at Schoellkopf Health Care Center and to all the aides that helped their mom while she was still in her home.  Barbara graciously donated her body to the University of Buffalo
Anatomical Gift Program.
A celebration of Barbara's life will be held at a later date.
 
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