June was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She worked hard to provide for her family after losing her husband, and was always there for her kids. After becoming a grandmother, she loved to help her kids raise their own families and spent a lot of time watching her grandkids. She bought rubber band guns for her grandsons and had more than one rubber band gun fight with them. When she wasn’t busy being “Granny,” she loved to read, watch talk shows, and could throw a wicked spiral with a football.
She had a great sense of humor, and was known to be very intelligent as well. She also had an opinionated and stubborn side, which came out when she started arguing about politics. For all of her stubbornness though, she was very insightful, kind, and soft-spoken. She had a truly kind and selfless heart and loved to help others. Even though she didn’t like cooking, she was very good at it and would do so if it meant she could get the family together. She loved to sew, and everyone in her family had dresses, capes, and doll clothes lovingly made for them by Granny.
Oleksa, June L. (nee Clark) November 6, 2017 of Lackawanna, NY at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Michael Oleksa; devoted mother of Elizabeth (Mike) Satko, Georgie (Tom) Fisher, Maryann Bell, Michael P. Oleksa, Teddi (late Dennis) Gearhart, Margaret Oleksa, and late Michael Oleksa, III; loving sister of Merle (late Betty), Ted (Mina), and late Gilbert (late Frances), Walter (late Margaret), Ernie (late Gloria), and Leon (late Harriet) Clark; also survived by 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She touched the lives of many people, was loved and will be missed by her family. Friends received at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919 on Thursday from 3 – 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony’s Church, Lackawanna, NY on Friday at 12 Noon. Please assemble at church. Inurnment at Hillcrest Cemetery. Online condolences at www.lakesidefuneralhome.com.