Stephania (Gogola) Pyda, 94, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at home with her family by her side. Born on February 26, 1918 in Gorlice, Poland she was the daughter of the late Paul and Angela (Klezak) Gogola.
She always said We were her reason for living and thats why she was always so giving. She was very caring but also very strict when it was necessary (and it seemed it was always necessary). The wisdom we learned from her was worth more than any college degree. Honor, integrity, substance and above all, a love for almighty God. We will go on ahead with these values she instilled in us and make her proud of the superb education she gave us. So, in closing it is with our immense gratitude and a never ending love that we say; A peaceful good night beautiful Lady "Spokojny Dobra Noc Piekna Pani."
She is survived by her children, John and Steve Pyda, both of Niagara Falls, NY, Stella (Charles) Rimmer of Lewiston, NY and Ann (late Fred) Anderson of Wheatfield, NY. Grandchildren Michelle (Ted) D'Antonoli of Apex, NC, Michael Kotalik of Spicewood, TX, Melanie (Jake) Slaugenhoupt of Springhill, TN, Renee(Adam) Pyda, Johnny Pyda and Jeff (Lori) Rimmer of Niagara Falls, NY. Loving great-grandmother of Alyson, Kaitlyn, Anthony, Jacob, Shain, Lexis, Gia, Kade, Quinn, Ben, Michael, Beau, and Kittys. Predeceased by her husband, Walter Pyda.
Friends may call on Saturday, October 13th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME, INC., 319-24th St., cor. Welch Ave., Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will take place at 11:30 AM with Rev. Robert Hughson officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY, at the convenience of the family. Donations in her memory may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094.
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