Deaths Death Notices
KOSZUTA, Richard J.
KOSZUTA - Richard J. February 21, 2018, at age 85, of South Wales, NY, formerly of Cheektowaga, NY. Beloved husband of the late Mary H. (nee Kaminski) Koszuta; dearest father of Jackie (Michael) Bogdan, Karen (late Michael) Hummel and Susan (Sheriff Timothy B.) Howard; loving grandfather of six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brother of Eleanor Urbanczyk and the late Leonard Koszuta; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Saturday and Sunday from 3-7 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 5090 Transit Rd. (south of Como Park Blvd.), where prayers will be said on Monday at 9:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Stanislaus Church at 10:30 AM. Entombment to follow in St. Matthew Cemetery. Mr. Koszuta was a retiree of the Town of Cheektowaga as a master mechanic in the police garage with over 35 years of service, past Fire Commissioner and exempt member with Pine Hill Hose Co. 5 and a Reserve Deputy with the Erie County Sheriff Snowmobile Unit. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to either the SPCA serving Erie County or the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Pkwy., Amherst 14228 www.cancer.org (Ref: Breast Cancer) www.sliwinskifuneralhome.com