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BUZALSKI, Stephen

BUZALSKI - Stephen Of Williamsvile, NY, went to be home with the Lord on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 after a long battle with heart disease and a struggle with pneumonia. Stephen served in World War II as an Army sergeant stationed in Iran and Germany. After his military service he began his career working a short time at Chevy and then worked at Niagara Machine and Tool in Buffalo as a master tool and die maker. He remained there for decades until his retirement at age 65. Stephen was born on August 26, 1921 to Frances Buzalski (nee Durawa) and John Buzalski in Buffalo, NY. Surviving are his daughters, Karen B. (Paul) Tober and Gail B. (John) Ramsey; granddaughter, Stephanie L. (Christopher) Brennan and grandson Andrew P. (Charity) Tober; great-grandson Ethan P. Tober and great-granddaughter Keira P.L.Brennan; devoted nephew, Robert Gosciniak, who helped with his uncle's care; and other nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and loving and devoted wife, Irma A. Buzalski (nee Tiede); sisters Bessie Kurysh, Helen Czerwonka, Clara Kendzoira and brothers Theodore Gosciniak and Bronislaus Buzalski and their spouses. Stephen will be remembered for his love of family and home. He loved reading, gardening, refinishing antiques, woodworking, collecting stamps and coins; he was a handy man around the house and an avid supporter of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He was a former member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church and then became a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cheektowaga when Gethsemane closed. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Veterans Hospital for his exceptional care, The Green Field Court for the support given to Stephen and the Green Field Health and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation will be held on February 27, 2015 at the SIECK & MAST FUNERAL HOME, 250 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, 825-5205, from 9 - 11:00 AM where a memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be sent to Disabled Veterans, The Green Field Health Care System or a charity of your choice.

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