William Peter Lauzonis


William Peter Lauzonis, formerly of Niagara Falls, died April 2, 2019 in Richmond, VA, after a brief illness. Born December 23, 1934, he was the youngest son of 11 children of the late Jacob and Mary (Kamarauskas) Lauzonis.
William graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1953 and served in the United States Coast Guard. He was a precious metal refiner at Hoover & Strong and an active member of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus in Richmond.
William is predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Judith (Heiman) Lauzonis; and two sons, Dr. Peter Lauzonis and Mark Lauzonis. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia A. Kohlbacher (David) of Chaffee, NY, and Susan M. Sawyer of Chesterfield, VA; daughter-in-law, Delores Lauzonis of Richmond; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Nellie (late John) Tubinis of Niagara Falls, Patricia (Walter) Schultz of Lewiston; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by brothers, Alexander, Joseph (late Helen Rybarczyk), John (late Marie Paul), Anthony (late Lillian Kulik), Jacob (late Bernice Struminski), George (Josephine Kowalczyk); sisters, Helen (late Chester) Wrobel and Mary Lauzonis.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Richmond.
The family will be present at Zajac Funeral Home, 319 24th Street, Niagara Falls, NY, Sunday, April 14 from 3-6 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, April 15, at 9:30 AM with Rev. Jacek Mazur officiating. Burial with Military Honors at Holy Trinity Cemetery. Visit zajacfuneralhomeinc.com for online condolences.
Published on April 11, 2019
Send flowers
in memory of William
See more

Obituary published in


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on July 10, 2019.

Select an emblem

1 posts

Apr 12, 2019
We all will miss bill. One of kindest and gentle people one could ever meet. I was his dentist since his move to Richmond but more importantly was lucky enough to have have had him call me friend