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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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Niagara Falls, NY 14303

 

CURRENT SERVICES

 
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.  

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Loretta M. Ellis
MAY 9, 1942 - APRIL 27, 2022








Loretta M. (Wolfe) Ellis, 79, passed peacefully from this life on April 27, 2022. Born on May 9, 1942, Loretta was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She was a friend to all who crossed her path and loved to share laughter, stories, and kind words with those close to her heart.

Loretta will be remembered as a woman who broke glass ceilings by earning her Master of Education degree at the age of 36.  She was employed for over 20 years as an ESL teacher in the North Tonawanda School District where she instructed and guided her beloved English Language Learning students from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine; many of whom she kept in close contact with throughout the years.

Traveling the world, golfing, knitting, quilting, painting, Tai Chi and even a short stint in the wedding dress-making business were just a few of her many hobbies.  She was a dynamo who was always ready for life's next adventure.  Above all, Loretta simply cherished being with her family and friends creating new memories.

Loretta was the daughter of the late John and Jean Wolfe of Niagara Falls.  She was a loving and dedicated wife to the late Emmett Ellis.  Loretta is survived by her two sons; Michael Ellis and Jeffrey Ellis and her daughter, Kristin (late Michael) Whitenight.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Kate Ellis.  She is also survived by her grandchildren; Carley (Michael) Hromowyk, Whitney (Jeffrey) Barron, Katelyn (late Samer) Abdellatif, Michael (Samantha) Whitenight, Maxwell (Tia) Whitenight, Nicholas Ellis, and Rocco Ellis; great-grandchildren, Estella and Emilia Hromowyk, Elijah and Oliver Barron, Anthony Lenk, Miriam Abdellatif, Chase and Benjamin Whitenight. 

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 12:00 noon at St. John De LaSalle Church, 8477 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY.  There will be a private celebration of her life at a time in the near future to be determined by family.  Flowers are gratefully declined.  Those wishing to make a donation in Loretta's memory are asked to consider Niagara Hospice, Inc., 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.

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Paul D. Kaczmarzyk
OCTOBER 22, 1954 - MARCH 25, 2022








Paul D. Kaczmarzyk, 67 years old, passed away on March 25, 2022.  He was born in Niagara Falls on October 22, 1954, the son of the late Tadeusz and Amelia (Jarlenski) Kaczmarzyk.

Paul attended local schools and was a 1973 graduate of Niagara Falls High School. In 1977, he married the former Pamela Burke.  He was employed as a production worker at Unifrax in Tonawanda for 20 plus years and retired in 2020.  Paul was a total outdoorsman and especially enjoyed riding his motorcycle.  He was a handyman who always came to the aid of his family and friends when they needed his expertise.

Paul is survived by his wife, Pamela (Burke) Kaczmarzyk; his children, Timothy (Amy) Kaczmarzyk and Julia (Thomas) Budden; grandchildren, Leo Kaczmarzyk, and Archer and Emmett Budden; brothers, Stephen (Barbara) Kaczmarzyk, Michael Kaczmarzyk and John (Amy) Kaczmarzyk; aunt, Anna Hesson; mother-in-law, Shirley Burke; sister-in-law, Janice Mistretta; brothers-in-law, Vince (Cindy) Burke, Christopher (Kate) Burke and Michael (Suzanne) Burke and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Friends may call on Thursday from 1:00 until 5:00 pm at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, 356 Portage Road.
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Lewis V. Kazial









Lewis V. Kazial, age 83, of Niagara Falls, passed away on March 4, 2022.  Lewis was an avid sports player and fan.  He looked forward to card nights.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #1142, and served as Chaplin.

Lewis is predeceased by his wife Kathleen "Popkey" Kazial, and his wife Christine D. "Alex" Kazial.  He is survived by his children Kirk L. (Tara) Kazial, Tammy L. (Scott Smeal) Kazial, Kassandra J. (Clay) Kazial, and Kristie L. (Fred) Foster.   He was predeceased by his daughter Jonnie Kazial, mother of Keegan.  He is survived by 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  He is predeceased by his sister Geraldine Barret and is survived by his brother Walter Kazial.  Lewis is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to the Labuda Funeral Home, 356 Portage Road, on Thursday, March 10th from 4 pm - 6 pm.  A future interment will be planned at Gate of Heaven cemetery.  

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Stephen D. Amoretti
MAY 24, 1953 - FEBRUARY 28, 2022









Stephen D. Amoretti, 68 years old, passed away suddenly on February 28, 2022.  He was born in Niagara Falls on May 24, 1953, the son of the late Louis and Marilyn (Lundy) Amoretti.

Steve was a 1971 graduate of Niagara Falls High School.  A member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 22, he worked as a pipefitter for over 40 years, retiring in 2021.  Steve was a member of the Embassy Club and the Shamrock Club and enjoyed golfing and riding his motorcycle.  His greatest joy was being able to spend time with his grandchildren. 

Steve is survived by his wife of 44 years, Daye (McIntyre) Amoretti; his children; Stephen L. (Tiffany) Amoretti, Jillian Amoretti, and Tina Daye Amoretti; his grandchildren; Anthony, Tyler, Jeremy, Joshua, Jaelyn, Destiny, Lucas, and Eva; his brothers; Jim (Kathy) Amoretti, Nick Amoretti, Frank (Marni) Amoretti and his sisters; Jean (Stan) Stypick, Marilyn (Pete) Wallin and Martha Amoretti. 
Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Steve's life on Sunday from 1:00 until 4:00 pm at Kelly's on the Green Restaurant at Hyde Park, 4343 Porter Road.

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James Edward Flack
JUNE 16, 1946 - FEBRUARY 13, 2022









On Sunday, February 13, 2022, James Edward Flack passed away under the loving care of family, friends, and Niagra Hospice.  Jim was born on June 15, 1946, in Niagara Falls, NY.  He was a Navy veteran.  Jim worked on the Niagara Falls Fire Department where he proudly retired as a Captain.  Jim took pride in caring for his beautiful gardens, which were loved and appreciated by his Meadowbrook Drive neighbors.  He always saw peace and beauty in nature and loved his daily walks with his dogs at Fort Niagara or Bonds Lake.  He loved traveling, reading, movies, live theater, and youth sports, especially when he got to watch talented friends and family play and perform.  Jim was known by many for his deep intellect, quick wit, and his kind and compassionate spirit to all.  He knew a little bit about everything and was a Jeopardy whiz.  Jim was married to his loving wife, Ann, for 54 years.  He was predeceased by his father, William, his mother, Shirley (Dolton), and his twin brother, Robert. 

He is survived by his wife, Ann (Jackobowski) Flack; sister, Judy (Roger) Sadlo; daughter, Lori (John) Boss; son, William (Julie) Flack and his grandchildren, Michael Boss, Morgan Boss, and Haley Flack. He was also loved by Terry and Diane Wills, Nick and Sherry Jankowski, Teddy and Fran Jankowski, Marlene Kennedy as well as nieces and nephews, Terry, Michael, Kristi, Ashley, Nicholas, Shelby, Elissa, Danny, Krista, Rachel, and their families.  Above all else, Jim loved talking and spending time with his family, dear friends, and any pet he ever met.  His gentle spirit and kind heart will be his legacy.  He will be dearly missed and is forever in our hearts.  We will have a celebration of his life on a warm, sunny day in June. 

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Rose Marie (Byers) De Long
JUNE 25, 1938 - FEBRUARY 11, 2022









Rose Marie (Byers) De Long, 83 years old, passed away peacefully at her home under the care of Niagara Hospice with her family by her side on Friday, February 11, 2022.  She was born in Niagara Falls on June 25, 1938, the daughter of the late George and Rosella (Newman) Byers.  Rose was a 1956 graduate of Niagara Falls High School and enjoyed reading and working on crossword puzzles. 

Rose is survived by her sons; Phillip De Long, Joseph (Judy) De Long, and Jeffrey (fiance Noelle) De Long; her grandchildren; Ashley, Danielle, Matt, Briley, and Logan; two great-grandchildren and her sister, Catherine Byers.  She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews, especially her niece and caregiver, Kathleen Kochems.  Rose was predeceased by her husband, Jack L. De Long, Sr.; her son, Jack L. De Long, Jr., and her brothers, William, Paul, Harry, Theodore, and Richard Byers.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 until 7 pm at the
LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am.   Rose's family requests that all attending wear a facial covering.  Interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

 
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Harry L. Hillman
FEBRUARY 15, 1951 - FEBRUARY 7, 2022









Harry L. Hillman, 70 of Niagara Falls, passed away on Monday, February 7, 2022.  He was born in Lockport, the son of the late William and Alice (Zacher) Price.

Harry graduated from Trott Vocational School in 1970.  On August 3, 1974, he married his wife of 47 years, Mary Ann Cieslik.  

He worked for Goodyear Chemical, Butler Trucking of Pennsylvania, and R.B. U'Ren Equipment as a tractor-trailer operator.   His hobbies included listening to country music, especially Willie Nelson, hunting, working on cars, and having a beer with friends. 

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Mary Ann; his two children, Joshua and Heather Lynn (Tom) of Antwerp, Belgium; his sister, Shannon (Gary) Favorite and his brother Aaron (Angela) Price.

Friends may call on Monday from 4 until 7 pm at the
LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 am at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 259 Fourth Street, with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating.  Harry's family requests that all attending wear a face covering.  Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. 


 

 
Mark C. Zerilli
JUNE 3, 1958 - FEBRUARY 6, 2022


Mark C. Zerilli, 63 years old, of Grand Island, passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2022.  He was born in the Town of Tonawanda on June 3, 1958, the son of Mary "Sandy" (Malecki) Zerilli and the late Charles Zerilli.

After attending local schools, Mark received an Associate's Degree from Bryant & Stratton College.  He most recently was employed as a cook at the Grand Island Senior Citizen Center.  Mark's favorite pastime was fishing the Niagara River. 

Mark is survived by his mother, Mary "Sandy" (Malecki) Zerilli; his sister, Jennifer (late Brian) Frey; his niece, Sara (Ryan) Samland and four nephews; Chris Wilczek, Brian, Kevin, and Blake Frey as well as several cousins.  He was predeceased by his sister, Frances Wilczek.   

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 9:30 am at St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island.  If attending, facial coverings are required.  Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. 

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Marion Susanne Campbell
NOVEMBER 11, 1934 - JANUARY 25, 2022









Marion Susanne Campbell, 87, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother died peacefully at home on January 25, 2022.

Marion started teaching elementary school immediately after her graduation from Stella Niagara High School and gave countless children the gift of her energy, humor, and attention during her long career in the Catholic school system.  After her retirement, Marion volunteered as a tutor in an after-school program.

Although she eventually retired from teaching, Marion never retired from caring for children, first her grandchildren and then her great-grandchildren.  Nothing gave her greater joy than coloring with the little ones, reading to them, or bursting into spontaneous song for their entertainment.  Grandchildren and great-grandchildren often returned to parents dirty, sticky, and maybe wearing someone else's clothes, but always happy.  Her older grandkids will fondly remember Grandma's monkey kisses and goofy Christmas gifts. 

Marion was a devout Catholic and active in the Church throughout her lifetime.  Marion taught religious education and served as Eucharistic Minister in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.  She found particular fulfillment in bringing Communion to the homebound.  As an Air Force wife, Marion crisscrossed the country from New York to Alaska, living in five different states.

Born in Niagara Falls on November 11, 1934, Marion was the daughter of the late Peter and Marion (Hastings) Fisher.  She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Frank Campbell, and a son, Timothy.  Marion is survived by her children; Dawn (Paul) Rogeux, Kim (John) Snyder, Susann (Erino) Fabrizi, Peter Campbell, Frank Campbell, and Marjorie (Christopher) Sepe. She will be sadly missed by all 18 grandchildren; Michael, Brian, Patrick, Rhiannon, Shanel, Camille, Kayla, Ashleigh, Frank, Matthew, Kathleen, Marina, Marissa, Samantha, Peter, Nicholas, Jamie, and Alexis and 13 great-grandchildren; Amara, Austin, Connor, Jackson, Jordynn, Lilianna, Zachary, Riley, Parker, Justice, Ella, Journey, and Kieran. She was predeceased by a great-grandson, Anthony the O.G.  Marion is also survived by her nephew Thomas (Marion) Fisher and was predeceased by her brother and his wife, Thomas and Marjorie Fisher.

Marion's children are grateful that she was able to safely and comfortably live in her own home throughout her lengthy illness. This would not have been possible without the compassionate support of many, especially (bonus daughter) Marybeth, Katie, Lacey, and Lisa.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 until 7 pm at the
LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.  All are invited to attend Marion's Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 11:00 am at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Parish at Mt. Carmel, 2486 Grand Avenue with Rev. Duane R. Klizek officiating.  Please assemble at Church.

In lieu of flowers, Marion's family respectfully requests that you share your time with a child; read a book together, tell each other silly jokes, color, sing, and dance.  The generous gift of your attention will truly honor Marion's life, and bring joy to yours.

 
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 Gary Horab
NOVEMBER 19, 1950 - JANUARY 19, 2022









Gary T. Horab, 71 years old, passed away on January 19, 2022, at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital.  He was born in Niagara Falls on November 19, 1950, the son of the late Leo and Lorraine (Czapla) Horab.

Gary was a 1968 graduate of Niagara Wheatfield High School and received his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Business from Niagara University in 1972.  He worked in production at the Carborundum Co. from 1974-1986 when it became Washington Mills and continued working for them until his retirement in 2015.

Gary is survived by his wife of 47 years, Denise (Sirgey) Horab; his son, Jeremy (Tricia) Horab; his daughter, Melissa (Eric) Zacher; grandchildren, Leah Zacher, Eric Zacher, Jr. and Daven Williamson; his brother, Robert (Irene) Horab and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Gary's Life will be held at a later date.
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Leslie Fish
APRIL 12, 1955 - JANUARY 18, 2022









Leslie T. Fish, 66 years old, passed away on January 18, 2022, at Erie County Medical Center.  He was born in Niagara Falls on April 12, 1955, the son of the late Thomas and Mary Kathleen (Maracle) Fish.

Mr. Fish is survived by his daughter, Mary (Mike) Fish, and his sister, Mary Kathleen (Richard) Maslen.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Alfred and James Fish.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 until 7 pm at 
THE LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.,
356 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. 

 
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Bruce A. Campeau
APRIL 13, 1951 - JANUARY 6, 2022








Bruce A. Campeau, 70 years old, passed away on January 6, 2022, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness, surrounded by his family and friends.  Bruce was born in Niagara Falls on April 13, 1951, the son of the late Alfred and Pearl (Griffin) Campeau.  He worked as a bartender at several Niagara Falls bars until he retired.  

Bruce was predeceased by his wife, Ann (Warner) LaMonte who passed away on November 21, 2021.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a date and time to be announced.
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