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CIESIELSKI - Paul L. Of Sanborn, NY, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019, in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport, NY. He was born in Buffalo, NY, on October 10, 1936, the son of the late Thaddeus and Clara (Kurek) Ciesielski. Paul grew up on "Long Acres" which is now Tan Tara in Pendleton and worked on the family farm. He graduated from Tonawanda High School in 1954. He was employed with Spaulding Fiber, Buffalo Bolt, Roblin Steel, Shell Oil, Ashland Oil, Arco, Atlantic before retiring from Sunoco in 2004. Paul helped his longtime friend Don Walck on his farms and could be found helping out his family and friends with various projects and yard work in his spare time. He enjoyed boating, car racing, snowmobiling and country music. Paul will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Elizabeth A. (Cramb) Ciesielski; a daughter Lynn (Jim) Potenziano; a son Matthew P. (Jen) Ciesielski; six grandchildren, Faith, Noah, Sara, Matt, Jr., Taylor and Kendra; also many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Adele (Edward) Leffler, Florence (Harold) Berry and Ted (Lucy) Burkley. His family will be present on Sunday From 3-7 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Ernest Green, III officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, Town of Cambria, NY. For online guest register, visit

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