April 14, 1922 – May 7, 2016
Alice Theresa Drabik, the former owner of a Kaisertown deli, died May 7 in her Hollywood Beach, Fla., home following a long illness.
The Buffalo native was 94.
Born Alice Gorski, Mrs. Drabik was the owner of Drabik’s Deli on Clinton Street from 1952 to 1970.
She also worked as a lead unit clerk of the intensive care unit at Sheehan Emergency Hospital for 22 years before retiring in 1992.
She moved to Florida in 1992.
Mrs. Drabik was a past PTA president of Houghton Academy School 69. She was a member of the East Clinton Business Association and sat on the board of directors for ZZ Wolfman Inc.
She was a longtime member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Buffalo’s historic Polonia district; a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Bernard Catholic Church on South Ogden Street; and was a chaperone for St. Casimir Church’s Catholic Youth Organization.
Mrs. Drabik was honored as Volunteer of the Year in the Broward County Public School District. She also was recognized by the State of Florida for being an arts advocate.
Her husband, Joseph Michael, died in 1974.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Drabik DiBona and Eileen Krywczuk; a sister, Ann Lehman; and a brother, Anthony Gorski.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 123 Townsend St.