NIAGARA FALLS — Hilda Marie (Scalzo) Kwapis, 96, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, went to her eternal rest peacefully on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Beechwood Continuing Care Healthcenter in Getzville, NY. She was born on October 22, 1917 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Francesca and Angelo Scalzo. On April 20, 1942 the former Hilda Marie Scalzo married Dr. Henry J. Kwapis in St. Joseph Church. He passed away in 1986.
Mrs. Kwapis is survived by her daughter, Gretchen (Ralph) Leffler of Niagara Falls; two loving grandchildren, Ryan (Michelle) Leffler also of Niagara Falls, Eric (Julie) Leffler of Tonawanda, NY; five great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Micah, Nicholas, Sophia and Anna; one sister-in-law, Helen (Matthew) Kwapis of Niagara Falls; one brother-in-law, Bruno (Marge) Kwapis of Belleville, IL; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her son, the late Richard Kwapis; two brothers, late Rudolph and Thomas Scalzo; four sisters, late Ella Barton, late Dorothy Scuderi, late Irma Scalzo, and the late Anita DeSantis.