Niagara Gazette


May 9, 2013

Steven D. Garneau

NIAGARA FALLS — Steven D. Garneau, 60, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Niagara Hospice in Lockport, NY, following a two-year  battle with cancer. Born May 15, 1952 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Raymond T. Garneau and Gloria (Learn) Garneau Bachleda.

Steven was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls. He attended local schools and graduated from the former Trott Vocational High School. He worked for Niacet Corp., Arms Steel Corp. in New Hampshire, NIACAP, the City of Niagara Falls Parks Department, and Walter S. Johnson Construction Company, until becoming ill. Steven enjoyed being at home surrounded by his family and friends, and beloved dog, Pumpkin. He was a passionate New York Yankees fan and avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots.

Steven is survived by his loving fiance' of twenty years, Deborah Koziel; his two sons, Jonathan Smith and Michael Garneau, both of Niagara Falls, NY; two sisters, Crystal S. Garneau and Cindy (Fred) Dojka, both of Niagara Falls, NY; nephew, Ryan (fiance' Angela Heary) Dojka of Maryland; three step-children, Stephanie Koziel, Richard Koziel and Alan Koziel, all of Niagara Falls, NY; six step-grandchildren who knew him as Papa Steve; his aunt, Marjorie (Peter) Deep-Sky; and several cousins. He was also predeceased by his grandparents, Kenneth and Lillian Bodie.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 5-7 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where services will immediately follow at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094; or Roswell Park Cancer Institute, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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