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Lottie (Urbaniak) Golanka, 94 years old, passed away on September 8, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. She was born in Niagara Falls on March 5, 1922, the daughter of the late Valentine and Eva (Dominiak) Urbaniak.
Mrs. Golanka was a graduate of Trott Vocational High School and worked as a seamstress at the Spirella Company during World War II. She was a member of St. John DeLaSalle Church and their Senior group as well as the Holy Trinity Seniors and the former St. Stan's Seniors. She was a former member of Woodmen of the World and was the Buffalo Sabres #1 fan. She was very artistic and enjoyed ceramics, bowling and working in her beautiful flower gardens. Above all she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Golanka is survived by her daughters, Carol Ann (John) Fergen of Hamburg and Marie (Stanley) Kozenewski of Churchville, MD. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kellie (Gary) Maranto, Kerrie (Charles) Wilkes, Kimberlie (Michael) Ball, Tracie (Scott) Pridgeon and Kristie Kozenewski (Michael Macomber); as well as her great-grandchildren, Erin and Brighde Williamson, Mackenzie Ball, Brooke, Jared and Cole Pridgeon; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roman (Ray) Golanka, who passed away on November 8, 1985; her brothers, Joseph Urbaniak and Roy Urbaniak; and her sisters, Martha Anderson, Rose Fahn, Julie Jarzab, Josephine Cochrane and Lillian Curney.
Friends may call on Monday from 3-7 PM at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road, where funeral services will begin at 9:30 AM on Tuesday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 259 Fourth Street with Rev. Robert Stolinski officiating. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Published on September 10, 2016
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