John Kaczmarek

John J. Kaczmarek

1934 - 2019

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John was a wonderful husband, father, and Grandpa. John’s love of his life was his wife Vickie, for just shy of 60 years.  The fun grew by four with the additions of their daughters Rosalyn, Charlene, Maria, and Michele all of whom he loved in his own special.  John had 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren which he cherished deeply and had so many fond memories.
He especially enjoyed decorating the house for the holidays, lights, lights, lights, the more the better!  John was the kind of man who could build anything! Put a hammer in his hand and off he’d go, tackling any project.  John loved cooking, he would be gone for hours going to all the grocery stores getting the free samples including the Deli, Olive bar, and bulk candy.
He also enjoyed shopping, especially on Amazon. After Vickie passed, his Alexa Echo became his sidekick, always giving it instructions and asking it to play his music even louder. John listened to every kind of music and traveled any chance they got.
Thank you, John, for being such a special Husband, Father, and grandfather. You were such a bright light in everyone’s lives. A part of you was left in those you have touched and memories shared that will cherished forever.

Kaczmarek, John J. of Lackawanna, NY entered into rest peacefully on November 24, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Victoria M. (nee Pepero) Kaczmarek; devoted father of Rosalyn (Don) Haux, Charlene Brooks, Maria (Al) Podger, and Michele Geary; cherished grandfather of Jon, Jason, and Matthew (Stephanie) Haux, Nicole and Gregory (Liz) Brooks, Jacob (Rylie) and Blake Podger, Nathan and Olivia Geary; dearest great-grandfather of Charlie, Jaiden, Giana, and Gregory, III; loving son the late Bailey and late Josephine Kaczmarek; dear brother of Leonard (Dana) Kaczmarek, Daniel (Lorraine) Kaczmarek, late William (late Irene) Kaczmarek, and late Irene Kaczmarek.  Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Friends received on Friday from 4 – 8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. Where prayers will be held Saturday at 9:45 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Victory Basilica at 10:30 AM. Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please leave online condolences at

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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, November 29, 2019
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States


Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Our Lady of Victory Basilica
767 Ridge Rd.
Lackawanna, New York, United States

Committal Service

Holy Cross Cemetery(Lackawanna)
861-929 Fr. Baker Blvd.
Lackawanna, New York, United States