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KOWALCZYK, Diane M.
KOWALCZYK - Diane M. Born June 27, 1954, to Leo Kowalczyk and Norma Racki Kowalczyk at Sisters Hospital in Buffalo. She passed away on September 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her mother and beloved sister Donna Rudolph. She leaves behind her father, sister Darlene Wright of Las Vegas, brother-in-law Gerry Rudolph and nieces Shannon and Amber Rudolph of Akron, NY, uncles Norman and Leonard Racki, dear friends Susan Cahn and Tandy Hamilton, and faithful border collie companion Harley. She earned MBA and MSW degrees, and worked for Child and Family Services. She was wonderful with children, dogs, and tools. Her strength and generosity of spirit will be missed by all who knew her. There will not be a service. Please consider a gift to Glen Highland Farm of Morris, NY, (www.glenhighlandfarm.com) which rescues border collies and where Diane and Harley vacationed in recent years, or consider Hospice Buffalo, whose caring staff members assisted Diane in her last weeks.