March 1, 1956 – Dec. 1, 2015
Melody L. Kazmierczak, of Buffalo, a legal secretary for a number of prominent attorneys and law firms, died unexpectedly Dec. 1 in Gates Vascular Institute. She was 59.
Born in North Tonawanda, the former Melody L. Young moved to Buffalo with her family as a child, attended School 18 and was a 1974 graduate of Lafayette High School.
As a legal secretary, she was able to type more than 120 words per minute and was known for her quick wit and bubbly personality.
She was personal secretary for future State Supreme Court Justice Irving Fudeman at the firm of Fudeman, Renaldo, Myers, Palumbo and Regan, then worked as a report technician for Central Booking at Buffalo Police Headquarters in the mid 1980s.
She resumed working as a legal secretary with Serotte, Rich and Seipp, then went to Pusatier, Sherman, Abbott and Sugarman, the Mark A. Worrell Law Firm, then John Allen and finished her career with Anthony R. Ronci.
After her legal career, she became self-employed in 2005, selling items on the Internet and managing income properties she owned with her husband. Mrs. Kazmierczak served on the board of the Ladies of Charity of Buffalo and was the group’s historian. She also assisted in their store and helped with various other projects.
A hockey mom, she also enjoyed cross-stitching and made items for friends and family to mark holidays, weddings and births.
Survivors include her husband of 28 years, David F.; and a son, David G. “Gabe.”
A memorial service was held Sunday evening in Lombardo Funeral Home, 885 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.