Niagara Gazette

June 29, 2013

William F. "Billy" Siuta, Jr.

Niagara Gazette

NIAGARA FALLS — William F. "Billy" Siuta, Jr., 77 years old, passed away on June 29, 2013, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Niagara Falls on September 23, 1935, the son of the late William F. and Mary (Skurski) Siuta.

Billy was a graduate of the former Bishop Duffy High School and received his master's degree in teaching from Buffalo State College. He served with the United States Marine Corps from August 31, 1953 until his honorable discharge with the rank of Sergeant on August 30, 1956. Billy was a teacher at Gaskill Junior High School and was the Parks Director for the City of Niagara Falls. He later was a special education teacher at Niagara Orleans BOCES and retired in 1992. Billy loved to fish and was a member of the Niagara River  Anglers Association, the National Fishing Lures Collectors Club and the American Legion Portage Post #1465.

Billy is survived by his son, Rick (Tammy) Siuta and daughter, Robin (Stephen) Norwich, both of Niagara Falls. He is survived by his grandchildren, Elizabeth Norwich, Ryan Siuta, Christopher Norwich, Jimi Siuta, Jared Siuta and Trent Siuta, and his great-granddaughter, Rachael Linnane. He is also survived by his sisters, MaryAnn (Paul) Usavage of Chester Springs, PA and Vicky (Alfred) Grabka of Niagara Falls; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen E. (Michaels) Siuta, who passed away on February 19, 1999.

Friends may call on Monday from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at Divine Mercy Parish, corner of Niagara and 24th Streets, with Rev. Jacek P. Mazur officiating. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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