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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

Joanne Jakubowski
JULY 8, 1937 - MAY 23, 2023

Joanne Jakubowski, 85, of Lewiston, passed away on May 23, 2023, at St. Mary's Hospital. Born in Buffalo on July 8, 1937, the daughter of the late Stanley and Jane (Mrowczynski) Jakubowski.  She was a graduate of Villa Maria High School.  Survived by her brother, John "Jake" Jakubowski; nephew, Jeffrey (Kimberly) Jakubowski; niece, Ashley Jakubowski, and great-nieces, Jade and Taylor Jakubowski.  Private services and burial in Saint Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga. 

Arrangements entrusted to the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Florence I. Lasky
SEPTEMBER 20, 1927 - APRIL 20, 2023








Florence I. (Edukonis) Lasky, 95 years old, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2023, at Niagara Hospice House.  She was born in Niagara Falls on September 20, 1927, the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Wolney) Edukonis.

Florence attended local schools and worked as a cook at various schools in the Niagara Falls School District for 25 years.  She enjoyed camping and traveling and she especially loved spending time with her family.  Florence was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Lasky who passed away in 1996.

Florence is survived by her daughters; Linda (William) Gromoll and Lori (Ronald) Klemczyk; her grandchildren, Lucas (Julie) Gromoll and Amber Gromoll; her great-grandchildren, Autumn, Dalton, and Meadow Gromoll; her sister, Jean Walton and many nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services were held for the family with burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Florence are asked to consider Niagara Hospice, Inc. 

Arrangements entrusted to the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.
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Mark C. Stansbury
FEBRUARY 23, 1965 - MARCH 3, 2023








Mark C. Stansbury, 58 years old, passed away on March 3, 2023, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

He was born in Niagara Falls on February 23, 1965, the son of the late John and Betty (Beeer) Stansbury.

He attended local schools 
and worked as a security guard at the Seneca Niagara Casino for the past 20 years.

Mark enjoyed his pets and was known for driving his white hearse around Niagara Falls.

Mark is survived by his son, Mark (Megan) Stansbury II, and his girlfriend, Stephanie Gotowko.  He was predeceased by his daughter, Valerie Stansbury.


Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Sunday, March 26, 2023, from 4 until 7 pm at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.,  
356 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. 
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Alycia L. Hill
OCTOBER 14, 1976 - MARCH 15, 2023

Alycia L. (Paul) Hill, 46 years old, passed away on March 15, 2023, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo.  She was born in Niagara Falls on October 14, 1976, the daughter of Peter and Adele (Murawski) Paul. She attended local schools and enjoyed spending time with her family, her dog, Zita, and traveling.  

In addition to her parents, Alycia is survived by her husband, Daniel Hill; her son, Peter Paul; her daughter, Emily Hill, and her sisters, Stacey (James) Finn, Tonya (late Michael) Fouts, Cheryl Hall, and Krystl Hall. 

Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Wednesday from 12 noon until 3 pm at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.,  356 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. A prayer service will be held at 2:45 pm with Rev. Stuart M. Lindsay officiating.
 
Helen Zymroz
SEPTEMBER 5, 1930 - MARCH 10, 2023








It is with broken hearts that our mom has passed away just ten days after our dad.  We believe he was waiting for her so they could make this last journey together.

Helen M. (Palka) Zymroz, 92 years old, died on March 10, 2023.  She was born in Niagara Falls on September 5, 1930, the daughter of the late Julian and Frances (Zentarski) Palka.

Helen attended St. Stanislaus Kostka Parochial School and was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School.  After high school, Helen worked as a bookkeeper at Walker's Laundry for 20 years.  Later, she was the store manager for 18 years at DiCamillo Bakery on Pine Ave and 17th Street until her retirement in 2000.  She was a devout Catholic, praying the rosary daily, and was devoted to Padre Pio.

Helen was a member of the Holy Trinity S
eniors; enjoyed playing cards, knitting beautiful afghans, reading and working on crossword puzzles. She was an excellent Polish cook and taught her daughters how to carry on the Polish holiday traditions which we all enjoy to this day.

Helen was predeceased by her loving husband, Leo, who passed away on February 28, 2023.  They would have celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary
on June 28. 

Helen is survived by her daughters, Diana (Edward) Labuda, and Marie (William) Nielsen; her granddaughters, Angela (Robert) Cleary and Melissa (Brian) Frazer, and the greatest new love in her life, her great-grandson, Charlie Frazer.

She was predeceased by he
r brothers; Edward, Walter and Felix Palka.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 until 5 pm at the Labuda Funeral Home, 356 Portage Road.  
All are invited to attend Helen's Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 9:30 am at Divine Mercy Pa
rish, 2437 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating.  Helen will be buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery next to Leo.  
Those wishing to make a donation in Helen's name are asked to consider Historic Holy Trinity Church, 1419 Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303.
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Patrick Buckley
JULY 23, 1957 - MARCH 5, 2023








Patrick Buckley, 65 years old, passed away on March 5, 2023.  He was born in Niagara Falls on July 23, 1957, the son of the late Daniel and Patricia (Doyle) Buckley.

He attended local schools and was employed as a technician at Allsafe Technologies, Inc. until his retirement in 2022.

Patrick is survived by his siblings; Daniel F. (Beverly) Buckley, Mary (Michael) Chiappone, Michael (Pam) Buckley and Hannah (Eugene) Reid and several n
ieces and nephews. 

Services will be held at a later date. 
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Traci (London) Pembleton
MAY 8, 1965 - MARCH 3, 2023








Traci (London) Pembleton, 57 years old, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023 at her home under the care of Niagara Hospice.  She was born in Niagara Falls on May 8, 1965, the daughter of Robert and Cheryl (Fell) London.

Traci was a beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend.  She enjoyed traveling, camping and music festivals.  She was the manager of the Village Gate since 2014.  She turned a small corner bar into a gathering place for friends that are like family; a home away from home for many.  Her sweet and loving nature made her a joy to be around. 

Traci is survived by her parents, Robert and Cheryl (Fell) London; her son, Russell (Danielle) Pembleton and her brother, William (Karen) London.  She was predeceased by her son, Shane Pembleton and her brother, Robert London.  

Friends are invited to attend a prayer service on Saturday at 11:00 am at St. Joseph's Mausoleum, 3806 Pine Avenue followed by a Celebration of Life at 12:00 noon at Kelly's on the Green at Hyde Park Golf Course. 
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Frances V. Ficner
APRIL 2, 1925 - MARCH 2, 2023








Frances V. (Krupa) Ficner, 97 years old, passed away on March 2, 2023
 at Avon Oaks Nursing Home in Avon Lake, OH.  She was born in Niagara Falls on April 2, 1925, the daughter of the late Frank and Katherine (Zibluit) Krupa.

Frances attended Holy Trinity Parochial School and graduated from Niagara Falls High School.  On December 4, 1943, she was married to the late Matthew G. Ficner who passed away on March 31, 2005.  She was employed by the Carborundum Co. for 32 years as a Quality Control Inspector.

Frances enjoyed reading, working on crossword puzzles, and listening to old-time western music. 


Frances is survived by her children, William "Bill" (Jewel) Ficner and Pauline "Penny" (David) Wilson; her granddaughters, Kelly (Greg) Heath and Bethany (Tony) Wilson-Araujo; her great-grandchildren, Bennett and Wyatt Heath and Rosa Araujo-Wilson; her brother, Chester Krupa and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Walter and Henry Krupa, and her sisters, Adele Robillard, Jenny Socha, and Irene Timko.  

Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 pm until 5 pm at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road.  All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Frances on Thursday at 9:30 am at Divine Mercy Parish, corner of Niagara and 24th Streets. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Frances are asked to consider Historic Holy Trinity Church, 1419 Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303.
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Leo J. Zymroz
MARCH 29, 1926 - FEBRUARY 28, 2023









Our dad, Leo J. Zymroz, 96 years old, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2023.  He was born in Niagara Falls on March 29, 1926, to the late Joseph and Julianna (Kaleta) Zymroz.

Leo was a veteran of the Army Air Force serving from 1944 - 1946.  On June 28, 1952, he married his love, the former Helen Palka.  He was employed as a chemical operator for over 35 years at Occidental Petroleum and retired in 1984.  A man of great faith, Leo was a member of Divine Mercy Parish.  He was a member of the American Legion Portage Post #1465, the Hooker Retiree's, and the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America.  Leo enjoyed bowling and golfing, and working in his vegetable garden, but his greatest enjoyment was family gatherings and the sharing of good food and a shot and a beer. 

Leo is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Helen (Palka) Zymroz; his daughters, Diana (Edward) Labuda, Marie (William) Nielsen; granddaughters, Angela (Robert) Cleary, Melissa (Brian) Frazer; his greatest new love, his great-grandson, Charlie Frazer; his sister, Jane (Leo) Garvey and many nieces and nephews.  Leo was predeceased by his brothers; Teddy, Louis, and Frank Zymroz, and his sisters, Anna Babcock, Helen Mack, Mary Zymroz, Frances Sobczyk, Casimera Grassler, and Victoria Zymroz. 


Friends may call on Sunday from 2 pm until 5 pm at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road.  All are invited to attend Leo's Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 9:30 am at Divine Mercy Parish, 2437 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating.  Interment with Military Honors in Holy Trinity Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in Leo's name are asked to consider Historic Holy Trinity Church, 1419 Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303.
Suzanne (Krzystek) Wojcik








Suzanne "Sue" (Krzystek) Wojcik, age 72 of Niagara Falls, NY, died suddenly on Saturday, December 24, 2022. Sue is survived by her husband of 42 years, Theodore "Ted" Wojcik; daughter, Noelle (Matt) Clark of North Tonawanda; and grandchildren, Ella and Griffin Clark. 

She was the loving daughter of the late Walter and Eleanor Krzystek; dear sister of Ilene (David) Bush of Louisville, KY, David (Kathy) Krzystek, and Walt (Sharon) Krzystek, both of North Tonawanda, NY, and the late Michael Krzystek, Paul Kryzstek and Steven Krzystek; sister-in-law of Moira Krzystek, Penny Krzystek, and Monique Kryzstek; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Sue was a long-time volunteer with the St. Jude Shrine, making crafts and assisting with their annual bazaar.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, Ella and Griffin, especially reading stories with them on her lap. 

She worked for the IRS for many years, where she also led the IRS's Sunshine Club, ensuring that all employees had a celebration for their birthdays and holidays.  Sue was also a cook for many years at Sikora Post in North Tonawanda, catering for weddings and club functions.  In addition, she was a bookkeeper for several construction companies over the years. 

As the oldest sibling of 7, she took charge of gifts and holidays, a practice she continued well into adulthood.  It was not unusual for her loved ones to receive cards and homemade ceramics/crafts for every holiday - even St. Patrick's Day or Halloween!

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Donations in Sue's name can be made to St. Jude's Shrine, 75 Ridge Road, Lewiston, NY 14092.

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Lawrence D. Callan
AUGUST 25, 1943 - JANUARY 8, 2022







Lawrence D. "Larry" Callan, 79 years old, passed away on January 8, 2023.  He was born in Niagara Falls on August 25, 1943, the son of the late Bruce and Ruth (Raegan) Callan.

Larry was married to the former Marcia Normand on April 16, 1966.

He worked as a laborer for over 40 years at Harrison Radiator/Delphi Corporation in Lockport and retired in 1996.  Larry enjoyed spending time with his family; especially his grandson, Daniel, who was the love of his life. 


Larry is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marcia (Normand) Callan; his children, Marc (Travis Dial) Callan of Aurora, CO, and Cara Illig of Albany, NY; his grandson, Daniel Chavez; his sister, Wendy (Paul) Wrobel of Delaware and a brother and sister in Niagara Falls.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10:00 am at St. Vincent dePaul Parish at Prince of Peace, 1055 North Military Road.   
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Helena (Franko) Olszewski
NOVEMBER 15, 1928 - DECEMBER 14, 2022







Helena (Franko) Olszewski, 94 years old, passed away on December 14, 2022.  She was born in Czechoslovakia on November 15, 1928, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Yurcisin) Franko.

An excellent cook and hard worker, Helena was employed as a cook at the Como Restaurant for 35 years.  She enjoyed spending time at the casino. 

Helena was predeceased by her husband, Edward Olszewski.

Helena is survived by her children; Edward Olszewski, Irene (Alan) Hennis, Susan (Santford) Banks, and Valerie (late Daniel) Buttery; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  

She was predeceased by her brother, John (Dorothy) Franko, and her sister, Ann (late Mike) Striliski.  Helena's family would like to thank the Niagara Hospice nurses for their care and compassion. 

Friends may call on Monday from 2 until 5 pm at Historic Holy Trinity Church, 1419 Falls Street.  All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 9:30 am at St. Mary's Church, 259 Fourth Street, with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating.  Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston.  Those wishing to make a contribution in Helena's name are asked to consider Historic Holy Trinity Church.  
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Ronald J. LeClair
DECEMBER 6, 1952 - DECEMBER 2, 2022

Ronald J. LeClair, 69 years old, passed away on December 2, 2022.  He was born in Salamanca, NY on December 6, 1952, the son of the late Vincent and Laurette (Latour) LeClair.

He was the owner of the former Tropical Cove Aquarium Store.  He enjoyed fishing and boating.

Ronald is survived by his cousin, Rozanne (Bjorn) Andersen. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date with entombment in Gate of Heaven Mausoleum. 

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Richard H. Warszawski
JUNE 23, 1931 - DECEMBER 4, 2022








Richard H. Warszawski, 91 years old, passed away on December 4, 2022.  He was born in Niagara Falls on June 23, 1931, the son of the late Stanley and Josephine (Strzelewicz) Warszawski. 

Richard attended Holy Trinity Parochial School, Gaskill Junior High School, and was a graduate of Trott Vocational High School.  On April 9, 1952, he was inducted into the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.  He was honorably discharged on March 23, 1954, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Army of Occupation with German Clasp Medal.  He worked as a compositor for the Niagara Gazette for 30 years and retired in 1992.  He was a member of the former Holy Trinity Seniors: Woodmen of the World Lodge 211; Buffalo-Niagara Typographical Union No. 9 and the American Legion Portage Post 1465.  Richard enjoyed golfing; playing basketball and softball in the Industrial Fastpitch League for the Niagara Gazette.

Richard was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Shirley (Chiovelli) Warszawski who passed away on August 9, 2022.  He is survived by his children; Wayne Warszawski, Cynthia (Joan) Warszawski-Burdick, and Linda (Mark) Milanovich; his grandchildren; Mark (Kelly) Hessinger) Milanovich, Michelle Milanovich, her husband Brandon Carr, and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers; Chester, Walter, Stanley, Edward, and Casimer Warszawski.   

Friends may call on Friday from 4 until 6 p.m. at the
LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road.  All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Church, 259 Fourth Street with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating.  Interment with Military Honors in Holy Trinity Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a contribution in memory of Richard are asked to consider the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Association.   

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Judith G. Casero








Judith G. Casero (Duttry), age 80 of Niagara Falls, died November 12, 2022, following a brief illness.  She's no longer in this world but is forever in our hearts. 

She was a former manager at Tripifoods in Niagara Falls.  She was the former owner and operator of the Cozy Corner Restaurant.  She was also an avid reader. 

She was the wife of the late Emilio Casero.  Beloved mother of Lisa Mittiga, Melonie (Rob) Rowland, Arthur (Michelle) Mittiga, and Joseph (Judy) Mittiga.  Grandmother of Ashley, Josh, Anthony, Willow, Brianna, Michelle, Lydia, Gabrielle, Ricky, and Nicole. Great-grandmother of Hunter, Rylee, Peyton, Logan, Briella, Theo, Logan, Philip, Joseph, and Benjamin.  Sister of the late Margaret Harmatys, Carol Piche, and Sharon Morris.  Aunt of several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held privately.  If so desired, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital or Niagara Hospice.  

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Sandra J. Guzman
MAY 1, 1947 - OCTOBER 4, 2022

Sandra J. (Oakes) Guzman, 75 years old, passed away on October 4, 2022.  She was born in Lockport, New York, on May 1, 1947, the daughter of the late Lester and Rosemary (Mosure) Oakes.

Sandra is survived by her husband, Antonio Guzman; her son, David (Leah) Behrens; her daughters, Angie Behrens and Debi (Mark) Shyrock; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Robin Behrens. 

Family and friends are invited to a Graveside Service on Saturday at 12:00 noon at Glenwood Cemetery, 325 Glenwood Avenue, Lockport, NY.

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Mary Elizabeth Palka
JULY 18, 1943 - SEPTEMBER 21, 2022







Mary Elizabeth (Friedrich) Palka, 79 years old, passed away on September 21, 2022.  She was born in Sebring, Florida on July 18, 1943, the daughter of the late Joseph Friedrich, Sr., and Regina (Szlichcinski) (Clarence) Mack.

Mary was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School.  She was a loving mother who devoted her life to her family.  She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and enjoyed many years of friendship with her beloved sorority sisters.  Mary was predeceased by her husband, Henry P. "Hank" Palka who passed away on August 29, 2021. 

Mary is survived by her children; Henry V. Palka, Anthony Palka, Lori (John) Zapf, Joseph F. Palka, and Michael (Desiree) Palka, and her grandchildren; Brianna Palka, Jack, Charles, Nicholas, and Christopher Zapf, Joseph P. Palka and Anthony Palka. 

Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 9:30 am at St. Peter's R.C. Church, 620 Center Street, Lewiston.  Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
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Emily D. Wieleba
FEBRUARY 5, 1923 - SEPTEMBER 17, 2022







Emily D. (Bialy) Wieleba, 99 years old, passed away on September 17, 2022 at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence.  She was born in Niagara Falls on February 5, 1923, the daughter of the late Stanislaw and Jozefa (Weselska) Bialy.

Emily attended Holy Trinity Parochial School and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1942.  From 1942 until 1952 she worked as a secretary for the Carborundum Co, in the 91 Building.  She was a member of Holy Trinity Church; their Mothers Club, Sister's Guild, Senior Group, Folk Group, and Bingo Committee.

Emily was predeceased by her husband, Richard Wieleba who passed away in 1993.  She is survived by her daughter, Linda Jo (Andrew) Heuer, and her son Robert Wieleba; her grandchildren, Andrea (Andrew) Bieniek, Richard Heuer, and Peter Heuer and her great-grandson, Theo Bieniek.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 10:30 am at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph at Mt. Carmel, 2486 Grand Avenue.  Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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Frank Gregorski








Frank Gregorski, 93, of Niagara Falls, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 10, 2022.  The son of the late Joseph and Julia (Kobas) Gregorski, Frank was born in the home his father built on Welch Avenue and lived there his entire life

Frank attended Niagara Falls High School.  After graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1946 and served until his Honorable Discharge in 1949.  Frank was very proud to serve on his ship, the USS Cacapon, and enjoyed his time in the Navy.  Upon returning home, he met Kathryn Jakubowski and it was love at first sight.  They married on October 6, 1956, and had five children.  They were married for 65 years until Kathryn "Kay" passed away on December 25, 2021.

Frank's grandchildren were the light of his life and he cherished every moment spent with them.  He spent countless hours planting and caring for his large garden.  His favorite times were spent just sitting on the front porch with his wife, Kay, greeting everyone who walked by.  He was the "Anchor" of Welch Avenue.  Frank retired from DuPont.

Frank is survived by his daughters, Ruth (John) DelZoppo, Julia Gregorski, Kathryn (Peter) Zabel, Judy (Sam) Gatto, and his son, Frank (Laurie) Gregorski; grandchildren, Teagen (Jed) Clement, Alex (Maria) Gregorski, Sara (Jack) Horning, Jacquelyn Gatto, Sadie Petito, John DelZoppo and Matthew Zabel and great-grandchildren, Aliana, Kaleb, and Jack.  He is also survived by his brother, Richard (Patricia) Gregorski; sisters-in-law, Florence Gregorski, MaryAnn Mari, and Stephanie Boos and many nieces and nephews.  Frank was predeceased by his sister, Clara Palka, and brothers, Joseph (late Lottie) and Edwin Gregorski. 

Frank's family would like to thank everyone at Elderwood at Grand Island who took such wonderful care of our parents after we were no longer able to.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3 until 7 pm at Historic Holy Trinity Church, 1419 Falls Street.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 9:30 am at Divine Mercy Parish, corner of Niagara and 24th Streets with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating.  PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH.  Those wishing to make a donation in Frank's memory are asked to consider Historic Holy Trinity Church.  Interment with Military Honors in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
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Neil Reppenhagen
MAY 4, 1944 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2022








Neil A. Reppenhagen, 78 years old, passed away on September 3, 2022.  He was born in Niagara Falls on May 4, 1944, the son of the late Hubert and Julia (Wasenko) Reppenhagen. 

Neil attended local schools and served with the United States Navy for four years until his Honorable Discharge in 1962.  He worked at the Carborundum Co. for 20 years and then as a truck driver for the Walter S. Kozdranski Co. until his retirement in 1995.

Neil is survived by his wife, MaryAnn (Aul) Reppenhagen; his children David "Repp" (Elizabeth) Reppenhagen, Donna (Mike) DiLaura, and Kathy Reppenhagen; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Hubert and Edward Reppenhagen. 

Private services were held for the family.    

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Erroll Keller
FEBRUARY 11, 1960 - JULY 30, 2022








Erroll Bryan Keller, 62 years old, passed away on July 30, 2022.  He was born in Niagara Falls on February 11, 1960, and was a 1978 graduate of LaSalle Senior High School.  Erroll then served with the United States Army from 1978 until his honorable discharge in 1981.

He was employed as a maintenance worker at the Seneca Niagara Casino.

Erroll was predeceased by his parents; Edward Keller and Finna (Jordan) Misener. He is survived by his sister, Dana (Michael) Calvello, and his nephews; Michael, Jonathan, and David Calvello.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10:00 am at Divine Mercy Parish, corner of Niagara and 24th Streets where Military Honors will follow.     

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Elizabeth C. Tomkiel
OCTOBER 25, 1931 - JULY 14, 2022








Elizabeth C. (Nemetz) Tomkiel passed away peacefully at home with her beloved family at her side.  She was born to Michael and Catherine (Klimchek) Nemetz in Pittston, PA

Besides her parents, Elizabeth was predeceased by three brothers, two sisters and her grandson, Michael Charles Tomkiel.

Elizabeth was a devout Catholic and loved her family, friends, and neighbors.  She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.

Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Joseph (Debra) Tomkiel, Michael (Laurie Courts) Tomkiel, and David Tomkiel.  She is also survived by four grandsons, three granddaughters, twelve great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.


Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 am at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Parish at Mt. Carmel, 2486 Grand Avenue with Rev. Duane R. Klizek officiating.   Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Exeter, PA.
Elizabeth's family wishes to thank the Labuda Funeral Home, Inc. for their help in arrangements and Niagara Hospice for their care and compassion.  
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Shirley (Chiovelli) Warszawski
SEPTEMBER 3, 1928 - AUGUST 9, 2022








Shirley (Chiovelli) Warszawski, 93 years old, passed away on August 9, 2022, at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital.  She was born on September 3, 1928, the daughter of the late John and Mary Rose (Iurillo) Chiovelli.

Shirley was educated at Our Lady of the Rosary Parochial School and St. Mary's High School.  She was married to Richard Warszawski on October 13, 1951.  Shirley was employed as a cashier at K-Mart for 25 years and retired in 1992.  She was a member of the former Holy Rosary Seniors, St. Stan's Seniors, and Holy Trinity Seniors.  Shirley loved to knit and crochet and shared her talents with her family and friends who will enjoy her afghans and baby clothing for years to come.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 70 years, Richard Warszawski; her children, Wayne Warszawski, Cindy (Joan) Warszawski-Burdick, and Linda (Mark) Milanovich; her grandchildren, Mark G. Milanovich and his wife, Kelly Hessinger and Michelle Milanovich and her husband, Brandon Carr and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sister, Elaine Agnew.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 9:30 am at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 259 Fourth Street followed by interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston.  Flowers are gratefully declined.  Those wishing to make a donation in Shirley's memory are asked to consider Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.   ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE
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Ercole P. Ferrusi
JULY 20, 1966 - AUGUST 8, 2022

Ercole P. Ferrusi, 56 years old, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.  He was born in Niagara Falls on July 20, 1966, the son of JoAnn (DiNito) Ferrusi and the late Anthony Ferrusi.  Ercole was a jokester who loved life.  He enjoyed fishing, and cooking and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.  

Ercole is survived by his soul mate and life partner, Diana Tyran; his son, Zachary Ferrusi; his brother, Michael Ferrusi; his sister, Debbie (Michael) Egert, one niece, and several nephews.   

Private funeral services were held for his family.  ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Penny L. Jenkins
OCTOBER 12, 1951 - MAY 21, 2022

Penny L. (Carson) Jenkins, 70 years old, passed away on May 21, 2022, at Strong Palliative Care in Rochester, NY.  She was born on October 12, 1951, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of the late Walter and Irene (Johnson) Carson. 

On August 21, 1982, Penny married John Jenkins in Port Colbourne, Ontario.  She was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom. 

Penny is survived by her husband, John Jenkins; her daughter, Heather Marie Jenkins; her sister, Gail (Harry) Potma; her brother, Clark "Butch" (Valerie) Carson; one niece, and many nephews.  

Friends may call on Friday from 4 until 7 pm at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, NY.  All are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Cemetery Chapel, 5401 Robert Street, Lewiston, NY.
Helen C. Bogal









Helen C. (Ciszek) Bogal, a woman of great faith, passed away at the age of 93 while under the care of her loving family and Niagara Hospice.  She was born in Niagara Falls, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Kaczor) Ciszek. 

Helen was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School.  She worked as a purchasing clerk at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for 20 years and retired in 1989.  Her children remember her as the heart of the home where she loved and nurtured her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  She was actively involved in the former St. Stanislaus Church and their Parochial School and enjoyed gardening, baking, and preparing Polish cuisine.  Helen was predeceased by her husband, Walter S. Bogal who passed away in 2018.  

Helen is survived by her children; Carolyn "Kiki" Bogal, Michael Bogal, and Peter (Ruth Smouse) Bogal; her grandchildren, Peter "PJ" Bogal, Stefanie Harrelson, Rebecca Jaszka, and William Bogal and her great-grandchildren, Jaymin Bogal and Claire Jaszka.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Eugene, Frank, Joseph, and Henry Ciszek.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 until 6 pm at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, NY.  Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 9:30 am at Divine Mercy Parish, corner of Niagara and 24th Streets.  Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in Helen's memory are asked to consider Niagara Hospice, Inc.
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Dorothy F. Tubinis
SEPTEMBER 26, 1940 - JULY 2, 2022









Dorothy F. (Marshall) Tubinis, 81 years old, passed away on July 2, 2022, at Niagara Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in Niagara Falls on September 26, 1940, the daughter of the late Helen Rose and John Marshall.

Dorothy was a graduate of St. Mary's High School and entered the United States Air Force on February 2, 1959, serving until her honorable discharge on January 30, 1961.  She worked in various secretarial positions throughout her life.

Dorothy was a member of the Elk''s Lodge 346 where she had served as Chaplain and was an Esteemed Loyal Knight.  She was passionate about veterans affairs, always looking for ways to serve her fellow vets.  

Dorothy is survived by her son, John Richardson; stepchildren, Stanley J. Tubinis, Jr. and Lorelei Teamore; her sister, M. Jacqueline Henwood; beloved grandchildren, Michael and Sierra Tubinis and Lorelei Teamore; great-granddaughter, Sonja Day and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley J. "Sunjack" Tubinis, Sr.; her son, Jeffrey Richardson; her sister, Monica Bidak. and her brothers, John, Leo, and Michael Marshall.

Friends may call on Thursday from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road where prayers will begin at 12:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 pm at St. Mary's Church, 259 Fourth Street.  Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery with military honors.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dorothy are asked to consider Niagara Hospice, Inc.
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Thomas C. Stevens, Jr.
APRIL 3, 1972 - JUNE 21, 2022

Thomas C. Stevens, Jr., 50 years old, passed away on June 21, 2022, in Niagara Falls, New York.  He was born in Rochester, New York on April 3, 1972, the son of Thomas Stevens, Sr., and the late Suzanne (Adam) Stevens.  He was a graduate of Edison Career and Technology School.  Services were held privately under the arrangements of the Labuda Funeral Home, Inc.
Maria (Churinceva) Opalka
MARCH 2, 1924 - JUNE 21, 2022








Maria (Churinceva) Opalka, 98 years old, passed away on June 21, 2022, at Elderwood at Grand Island.  She was born on March 2, 1924 in Russia, the daughter of the late Igor and Paula Churinceva.

Maria was educated in Russia and moved to the United States in 1951 with her family.  She was a member of the former Holy Trinity Seniors.

Maria was predeceased by her husband, Stanley, who died in 1995.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Lillian Opalka; her sisters, Valentina Orlowska and Nina Churinceva; her brother-in-law, Eugene (Sophia) Opalka; family members living in Poland and Ukraine and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday from 2 until 4 pm at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road.  All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10:00 am at St. Vincent dePaul Parish at Price of Peace, 1055 North Military Road.  Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston. 
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Rita A. Wylucki
FEBRUARY 10, 1926 - MAY 18, 2022








Heaven received another Angel.  Rita, a deeply religious person, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, to be with The Lord.

Rita A. (Wiatr) Wylucki, 96, was born on February 10, 1926, the daughter of the late Walter and Sophie (Ciesielski) Wiatr, Sr.  She attended Holy Trinity Parochial School and was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School.  She was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity R.C. Church where she married the late John Wylucki on July 4, 1953.  He predeceased her on September 6, 2007.

She worked as a bookkeeper for a public accountant for many years and then worked for Joseph A. Mariglio Plumbing, Inc. as a bookkeeper until her retirement.

She enjoyed reading, crocheting, traveling, and going to the casino; but her greatest joy was caring for her grandchildren.  Rita is survived by her sons; John Wylucki, Russell (Denise) Wylucki, and Wayne (Sandra) Wylucki; her grandchildren; John, Christopher, Melanie, Melissa, Matthew, David, Nicholas, and Jessica; 4 great-grandchildren; her sister, Elizabeth Jaroszewski; her brothers, Anthony Wiatr and John Wiatr and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sisters; Aline Pokoj and Adele Bateman and her brother, Walter Wiatr, Jr. 

Private funeral services were held for the family at the Holy Trinity Cemetery Chapel where Rita is interred. ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.
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Deborah J. Jenkins
MARCH 7, 1953 - MAY 15, 2022








Deborah J. "Debbie" Jenkins, 69 years old, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022.  She was born on March 7, 1953, the daughter of the late John P. and Jane D. (Sikora) Jenkins.

Debbie attended Madonna High School and was a graduate of Lewiston Porter High School.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from SUNY Fredonia.  Debbie worked as a social worker and in administration for Head Start.  She later became a property manager for eldercare housing.

Debbie enjoyed being near the water; Fort Niagara being her favorite place.  She was an avid animal lover and was an Artpark concert fan; but her special joy was spending time with her two grandchildren, Sylvie and Rowan.  

Debbie is survived by her son, Bryan (April) Jenkins; her grandchildren, Sylvie and Rowan; her brother, John (Penny) Jenkins and her niece, Heather Jenkins.

Friends may call on Saturday from 9:30 am until 11:30 am at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road, followed by a Committal Service at 12:00 noon at Holy Trinity Cemetery Chapel, 5401 Robert Street, Lewiston, NY.  In lieu of flowers, please donate generously in Debbie's memory to Ten Lives Club, P.O. Box 253, North Boston, NY 14110. 
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Kathleen A. White
JUNE 10, 1960 - MAY 6, 2022

Kathleen A. "Katie" White, 61 years old, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022, at Buffalo General Hospital.  She was born in Niagara Falls on June 10, 1960, the daughter of the late Alexander and Judith (Cummings) Hanlon.

Katie worked as a dental hygienist for 10 years in the offices of Dr. O'Keefe and Dr. Palone.  She later worked as a barmaid and waitress in several area establishments. 

Katie is survived by her daughter, Amanda Hanlon; grandchildren, Harmony, Isabella, Addison, and Chase; her sister, Nancy Hanlon; her brothers, Lee Hanlon, Mark Hanlon, and John Hanlon; and her good friend of many years, Donald Corbett.

A celebration of Katie's life will be held on a date to be announced.  

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE 
LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.
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