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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
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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BRIAN M. KINDZIA
JULY 7, 1975 - JULY 26, 2020​
 
 
Brian M. Kindzia, 45, entered into eternal life on Sunday, July 26, 2020.  The loving son of David and Renee (Skurzewski) Kindzia was the youngest of six children born on July 7, 1975.
He was a 1993 graduate of Lewiston Porter High School; earned his Bachelors Degree in Accounting from
Niagara University and an MBA from Georgia State.  He studied in London, and traveled to Spain, China and Paris where he attended the Beatification of Frederick Ozanam, the founder of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, celebrated by Pope John Paul II.  He worked as an Accountant and Financial Analyst in Atlanta for 10 years including the Atlanta Thrashers NHL Hockey Franchise.  After entering the seminary, he returned to WNY to actively work with many religious orders and foundations.
Brian was very spiritual and if you were ever admitted to the hospital you can be sure he would arrive to pray the rosary with you and your family whether your stay was short or facing the end of life.
Brian is survived by his parents, David and Renee Kindzia; siblings, Anne (Kevin) Kulikowski,
Barbara (Alan) Tewsley, Paul (Angela) Kindzia,
Debora (Matt) Browne and Stephanie (James) Baptiste; six nieces and nephews, Jack and Julia Tewsley, Eliza and Sophie Browne and Nathan and Gabby Kulikowski.  Also survived by uncles, Michael (Helene) Skurzewski and John Kindzia; aunt, Susan Skurzewski and cousin,
Cathy Paonessa.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John de LaSalle Church with Rev. Slawomir Siok officiating.  Burial followed in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
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