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Stephanie Giszter

Obituary of Stephanie Lynn Giszter

Stephanie Giszter was a strong, honest woman full of positivity and encouragement. Her basic philosophy in life was to be kind to others. Named after the princess of Monaco, she was one of four children born to John and Ann Marie Stepniak in Buffalo, N.Y. The family loved taking annual trips to North Bay in Canada, where they rented a cabin and shared many childhood memories for Stephanie. Her parents instilled a work ethic that taught her to work hard, and you will be rewarded. Stephanie met the love of her life, Richard, while working her first job at KFC. Initially, the pair did not like each other. Stephanie was a supervisor, and Richard was a cook. He didn't like the fact that she gave him the cruddy jobs. One evening after work, all employees went to a bar for some drinks, and that's when the two hit it off and grew to love each other. It's been known, the happiest times in Stephanie's life were getting married to Richard, the birth of their daughter Beth and buying their only home in Hamburg. The best marriage advice Stephanie ever received was from her only landlord, who said, " The honeymoon should last ten years, and the marriage should be a lifetime." She was most grateful for her family. Words of wisdom she stressed were pleased kind to each other and don't be afraid to say you’re sorry or I love you a lot. Please don't be stubborn; it's wasted time. Her strong Catholic faith helped shape her life ethically and morally and she lived it daily and passed it on to all she met. Even though she wanted to be an artist as a child, Stephanie's career started as a dental tech and later went on to work as a customer service rep for Nissha Medical. Her lack of computer experience made this a challenge, but she persevered through it and even helped Bethany obtain a customer service position there later. She remembered her parent's advice to work hard and help others. Stephanie had many hobbies, such as going on vacation, playing poker with her family, and board games. Later, she enjoyed walking the beach, collecting beach glass, and creating works of art out of them. She was not afraid to give her husband a hand in many home improvement projects and designed her kitchen remodel. Her favorite foods were Chinese, sushi, custard-style ice cream, hamburgers, and hot dogs, and don't forget pierogis. She was known for her famous cheesecake, apple pie with homemade crust, and venison chili or stew. Stephanie will be most remembered as a loving, caring, and loyal mother, wife, and family member. Her mantra was not to judge others; you don't know what they are going through in their life. And to always live life to the fullest. Giszter, Stephanie Lynn (nee Stepniak) January 11, 2022 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved wife of Richard J. Giszter; devoted mother of Bethany Lynn Giszter; loving sister of Ann Marie, Jack (Kathy), and Frank Stepniak; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends received on Monday from 3 – 7 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 9:30 AM at St. Mary of the Lake Church. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo or Erie County SPCA. Please leave online donations and condolences at
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3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, January 17, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

9:30 am
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
St. Mary of the Lake Church
4737 Lake Shore Rd.
Hamburg, New York, United States
Please assemble at church