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CHOINSKI, John Stephen

CHOINSKI - John Stephen Passed away peacefully on November 5, 2017 at the age of 79 to join his wife Janice Choinski and parents John and Stella Hoinski. Devoted father of John (Judy) of Wesley Chapel, Florida, Jeffrey of Homer, Alaska and James Choinski. Loving grandfather of Jillian and Jackson. Dear brother of Irene Marek. Also survived by a nephew and many cousins. Affectionately known by his many friends and family as Big John, Jack, or Jiggs, he was a Buffalo Native his entire life. An honorably discharged Air Force veteran, Jiggs followed in his father and grandfather's footsteps and was employed at Bethlehem Steel for 20 years. During that time, he was a formidable member of the United Steel Workers Union (Local 2601) and at one time, testified before Congress on worker health and safety matters. Jiggs' passions included hunting and fishing, whether it be in the Finger Lakes near Naples, his boat on Lake Erie, or just relaxing near Point Breeze at his cottage. Funeral Services at the Buszka Funeral Home Inc., 2005 Clinton Street (Corner of S. Ogden) Tuesday at 8:30AM and at St. Casimir's Church at 9AM. Memorials in John's name may be made to VA WNY Health Care System, care of volunteer services. Visitation Monday from 4-9. Flowers gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, raise a toast with Kessler's Whiskey in his honor. Online condolences

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Buszka Funeral Home, Inc.

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