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

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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
 
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.
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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.
 
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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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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.
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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.  
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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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MARY A. GLEMB
MAY 19, 1922 - SEPTEMBER 9, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
Mary A. (Kolodziej) Glemb, 98 years old, passed away on September 9, 2020 at Elderwood at Lockport.  She was born in Niagara Falls, NY on May 19, 1922, the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Mamon) Kolodziej.
Mary attended local schools and worked at the Niagara Fancy Bakery and Ziolek's Bakery for many years.  She then spent 36 years working for Delaware North at the Cave of the Winds Gift Shop on Goat Island.  Mary was a member of Divine Mercy Parish (formerly St. Stanislaus Kostka Church), was a member of their choir and was a volunteer every year at their "Polka Fest".  She was also a member of the Echo Singing Society.  Mary was predeceased by her husband, Adolph S. Glemb who passed away on November 26, 2010.
Mary is survived by her children, Patricia (Ed) Stefik and John (Dolores) Glemb; grandchildren, Edward (Julie) Stefik, Amanda (John) Stefik Barry and J.C. Glemb (Alyssa Strassel) and great-grandchildren, Brianna, Emily and Kaitlyn Stefik and Caroline and Ryan Barry.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday September 19, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Divine Mercy Parish, corner of Niagara and 24th Streets with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating.  Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery. 
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ELEANOR "HONEY" KRZYSTEK
OCTOBER 9, 1928  - AUGUST 21, 2020
 
Eleanor "Honey" (Kwasniak) Krzystek, 91 years old of North Tonawanda, passed away on August 21, 2020 at Northgate Health Care Facility while under the care of Hospice.  She was born in Niagara Falls on October 9, 1928, the daughter of the late Julian and
Ida (Szczes) Kwasniak.
Honey and her late husband, Walter, operated Walt's Deli on the corner of Payne Avenue and Ward Road in
North Tonawanda for many years.  She was a seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for herself and her children.  Honey loved to play her accordion and she lived to tell a joke.  
Honey was predeceased by her husband,
Walter J. Krzystek who passed away on June 18, 2012.  She is survived by her children; Michael (Moira) Krzystek, David (Kathy) Krzystek, Walter (Sharon) Krzystek, Suzanne "Sue" (Ted) Wojcik and Ilene (David) Bush; her 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her sons, Paul and Steve Krzystek and her brothers, Julius and James Kwasniak.
Friends may call on Sunday from 3 until 7 pm at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.  Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10:00 am at Divine Mercy Parish, corner of 24th and Niagara Streets with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating.  Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Due to current regulations, facial coverings are mandatory and social distancing will be monitored.  Those wishing to make a donation in Eleanor's memory are asked to consider St. Jude Shrine, P.O. Box 215, Lewiston, NY 14092.
BRYAN M. KASHISHIAN
OCTOBER 4, 1988  - AUGUST 7, 2020​
 
Bryan M. Kashishian, 31 years old, passed away on August 7, 2020.  He was born in Lewiston on October 4, 1988, the son of Darrel Kashishian and
Lynne (Fraser) Gadawski.
Bryan attended local schools and was currently employed as a laborer for WNY Roofing.  He loved to golf, ride in motocross races and operate remote control drones and vehicles.  
Bryan is survived by his daughter, Ella; his parents,
Lynne (Frederick) Fraser Gadawski and
Darrel (Therese) Kashishian; his sisters, Laura Kashishian and Amy Kashishian (Marcin Lubonski); four stepsisters and one stepbrother.  He is also survived by his grandmother, Donna Fraser and grandfather, George Kashishian; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and Ella's mom, Serena Lickers.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 9:30 am at
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 259 Fourth Street with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating. 
Due to current regulations, facial coverings are mandatory and social distancing will be monitored.
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