Henry A. Szukala, 83, of Dunkirk, died Tuesday morning, November 24, 2015, at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab. Born in Dunkirk, February 20, 1932, he was the son of the late Peter and Sophie (Szfranski) Szukala. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Henry served during the Korean conflict. He was a retired employee of Al Tech Speciality Steel in Dunkirk, and also worked with his father and brothers in the family business, Peter Szukala and Sons Construction, and later with his brother Bob. Henry enjoyed woodworking with his brother Bob and hanging out around "the yard." Memberships included Blessed Mary Angela R.C. Parish and First Ward Falcons Club and at one time the WW II Vets. Surviving is his wife of over 60 years, Geraldine (Wagner) Szukala, whom he married October 29, 1955, sons Gregory (Pam) Szukala of Peoria, Arizona, Steven (Cathy) Szukala of Dunkirk, Paul (Brenda) Szukala of Hilliard, Ohio, 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, sisters Dolores (Raymond) Abramowicz of Dunkirk, Alice (Kurt) Daigel of Albany, along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death, in addition to his parents, are his son Mark Henry Szukala, sisters Irene Krzyzanowicz, Esther Giermek, Shirley Skelly, brothers Peter and Robert Szukala. Relatives and friends are welcome to call at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty Street in Dunkirk, on Friday from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock in Blessed Mary Angela R.C. Parish Church of St. Hedwig. Interment will be in St. Hyacinth's Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined and memorials can be made to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750; or Dunkirk Free Library, 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY 14048.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 10:00AM
Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hedwig East Doughty Street, Dunkirk, New York
Friday, November 27, 2015 4:ooPM to 7:00PM
R. Mackowiak Funeral Home, Inc. 56 East Doughty Street, Dunkirk, New York