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Stephen J. 'Pinky' Nowak, Sr., 77 years old, a man of honor, noble in character and the pillar on which this family was built and will continue to stand passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Niagara Falls on May 17, 1939, the son of the late Henry and Mary (Monko) Nowak.
Steve attended local schools and worked at Occidental Petroleum for 36 years retiring in 2000. He enjoyed fishing, especially his trips up North; playing cards; OTB and his weekends at Turkey Point, but his greatest love in life was his family and spending time with his grandchildren.
Steve is survived by his wife of 54 years, Donna (Lasky) Nowak; his children, Stephen (Carla) Nowak, Jr., Brenda (Frank Pati) Chatt, Jennifer Nowak Hallett and Allison (Ronald II) Appoloney; his grandchildren, Michael (Christine) Chatt, Lauren, Tori and Ronald III Appoloney, Morgan and Nate Nowak and Emma and Evan Hallett. He is survived by his brother, Leonard (Karen) Nowak; and his sisters, Pauline Pucak and Mary Margaret 'Margie' (John) Urban; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Martin, Phillip, Henry, Stanley, Thomas (Jo), Andrew (Janet) and Frank (Elaine) Nowak; and his sisters, Helen Oliver and Mary Jane Baggos.
Friends may call on Monday from 3-9 PM at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM at Divine Mercy Parish, corner of Niagara and 24th Streets with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating. PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Donations in Steve's memory may be made to the Niagara Falls Firefighters Toy Fund.
Published on May 13, 2017
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