Stanley S. Zaleski, a retired E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., employee, died Monday (Dec. 22, 1997) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He was 80.
Zaleski of Welch Avenue was born in Niagara Falls and graduated from St. John de LaSalle Catholic School. He attended the former Trott Vocational School and completed machine shop courses.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the military police. He was classified a sharpshooter and was a private first class.
Zaleski worked for du Pont for 38 years in shipping, research and chemical operations. He retired in 1979.
He was known for his willingness to help his neighbors and was a volunteer for John Maroon's Cerebral Palsy Recreation Group and the Community Vocational Rehabilitation Center.
Zaleski was an avid gardener.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, the former Stephanie Mocniak; two sons, David and James; four daughters, Christine Tasker of Stoney Creek, Ont., and Lois Stevens, Betty Hoke and Rose Marie Hubbard; a sister, Mary L. Kopacz of Lockport; and 10 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, 2437 Niagara St., with prayers at 9 in the Zajac Funeral Home, 319 24th St. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston.