Gary Vargovich

Obituary of Gary J. Vargovich

Vargovich, Gary J. on August 15, 2018 of West Seneca, NY. Devoted husband of Laura Vargovich (nee Gimbrone); Beloved father of Nicole Vargovich, Toni (Joseph) Colosimo, and Loriann Vargovich (Bob Fisher); Treasured Papa of Cameron, Joey, Emma, Tanner, Jerid, Eric, Andrew, Chloe and great-grandkids; Loving brother of Paul (Suzanne), Michael (late Diane), and Mark Vargovich; Son of the late Paul Joseph and Ada (nee Phillips) Vargovich; also survived by many nieces and nephews, brothers and sister-in-law, and his favorite mother-in-law, Rita. Friends will be received at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. same as CURTIN FUNERAL HOME, 1340 Union Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 716-674-5776 Thursday 4-7 PM and Friday 1-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday 9 AM at Queen of Heaven Church in West Seneca. Please Assemble at Church. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Online condolences at

Gary was a hard-working man who cared deeply for his community. He was born and raised in Lackawanna, and  was an avid Bills fan (when they were winning). He was very active in his faith, becoming a knight of St. John at Queen of Heaven Church. He also served the area well as a corrections officer until his retirement. Gary loved the community, but his love for his family would always be greater. He and his beloved wife Laura shared almost 44 happy years together as man and wife. Together they raised their daughters and watched their grandchildren and great grandchildren grow.

Gary had a true passion for nature, and he dedicated much of his time to it, both to protect it and to simply enjoy it. He was a member of the Elma Conservation Club, a hunting and fishing club dedicated to educating the community in the protection of wildlife. Deer hunting was a favorite of Gary’s, so the idea of promoting environmental awareness was very important. He also enjoyed spending his time on the water on his boat, especially when was able to spend his time fishing.