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KOSSOWSKI, Henry J.
KOSSOWSKI - Henry J. Called home to the Lord at age 89 on September 25, 2016. Henry was known for his good humor, storytelling, incredible memory and appreciation for life. Cherished father of Carolyn Szachta of Ohio; Robert (Judy) Kossowski and Susan Samsel; grandfather of Matthew (Keiko), Kerrie (Shawn Murray), Andrew, Allison, Justin (in Heaven) and Trey; great-grandfather of Gavin and Sierra; also survived by beloved sister Mary Anne Benz of Florida; former wife, Barbara Block Kossowski and treasured nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; predeceased by parents, John and Carrie Tyloch Kossowski, brother John and brother-in-law, Norman Benz. A 1951 graduate of Canisius College, Henry was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps and proudly joined an Honor Flight to the WWII Memorial in 2014. Founder of Kossowski Realty in Lackawanna, Henry was the oldest living active Realtor in Erie County. Calling hours 4-8 PM Wednesday, September 28 at LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME, 3060 Abbott Rd., Orchard Park. Please gather on Thursday, September 29 at St. John Vianney Church, 2950 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, for a 9:30 AM Funeral Mass. Special thanks to the outstanding staff at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Henry's family welcomes donations to the CJ Foundation for SIDS, Honor Flight or the Deyarmin Foundation for Veterans.