Paul M. Wrobel, 59 years old, died suddenly on Monday, April 13, 2009. He was born in Niagara Falls on July 15, 1949, the son of the late Peter J. and Mary A. (Krysiak) Wrobel.

Paul attended Holy Trinity Parochial School, South Junior High School and was a 1968 graduate of Bishop Duffy High School. He also attended Niagara County Community College where he excelled in basketball. He served as a United States Army Reservist from 1971 until his honorable discharge in 1976. He served with the 277th Quartermaster Petroleum Co. On April 12, 1975, he was married to the former Rozanne Hargrave at St. Joseph’s Church.

Paul worked at the Carborundum Co. on Buffalo Avenue for 10 years. He then worked as a machine operator at Wendt’s Dairy for 25 years and, most recently, was a groundskeeper for the City of Niagara Falls Parks Department. Paul loved to golf. He was an all-around sports enthusiast enjoying the Cleveland Browns, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Celtics and Atlanta Braves and was a NASCAR fan.

Paul is survived by his wife, Rozanne (Hargrave) Wrobel and his children, Paul (Lindsey) Wrobel and Kelli (fiance Tom Maxwell) Wrobel, all of Niagara Falls. He is survived by his brothers, Peter and Thomas (Donna) Wrobel of Niagara Falls and Matthew (Jeanie) Wrobel of Chicago, IL, as well as his mother-in-law, Pat Hargrave and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Bob Hargrave and brother-in-law, Ronnie Hargrave.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 356 Portage Road. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:15 AM at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. John de LaSalle Church, 8477 Buffalo Avenue, with Rev. Slawomir Siok officiating.

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