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1930 Peggy 2023

Margaret A. Pokoj

December 30, 1930 — July 2, 2023

Sheridan, New York


Margaret A. “Peggy” Pokoj (née Sekula), formerly of Front Street, 
Dunkirk, and most recently of St. Columbans on the Lake Retirement 
Home, left this world after 92 wonderful years of life on Sunday, July 
2, 2023 in the Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Cheektowaga, NY. 
Peggy was born in Dunkirk on December 30, 1930 the daughter of the 
late Stephen J. and Dorothy (Gautcher) Sekula. 
A lifelong Dunkirk resident,  Peggy was married to the late Anthony 
J. Pokoj and was a devoted mother to three sons.  
She was a New York Telephone operator, Coordinator of the American 
Cancer Society Dunkirk office and employee of the Dunkirk Observer 
circulation department.  In 1972 Peggy co-founded/owned Tony's Waffles 
with her husband which to this day serves patrons of local county fairs 
and festivals. She was an active member of St. Hyacinth's Church, and 
the parish’s Mothers Club and Our Lady of Fatima Society. 
Surviving are her three sons- Stephen (Christine) Pokoj of Orchard Park, 
NY, James (Robin) Pokoj of Tonawanda, NY, and Richard Pokoj of Dunkirk, 
6 grandchildren- Alex (Allyson), Ed (Hilary), Nicholas, MD (Chelsea), Libby, 
Monica, and Anna Pokoj and four great-grandchildren Clayton, Zeke, Oliver 
and Leo Pokoj. She is also survived by her sister Patricia Ebert and several 
nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Peggy was predeceased by two brothers, Stephen 
and David.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, October 21st at 10am in 
the Chapel of St. Columbans on the Lake Retirement Home. 
Private interment will be held in the columbarium at St. Mary’s Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials be made to St. Columbans on the Lake Retirement 
Home 2546 Lake Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or Buffalo Hospice and 
Palliative Care Center, 225 Como Park Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14227.

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Saturday, October 21, 2023

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