Mark B. Karalus Sr, 54 of Dunkirk, died unexpectedly
at home on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
Born in Dunkirk on September 28, 1968, son of the
late Bernard and Stella (Wawrowski) Karalus.
Mark graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1987
and previously worked for NAPA Auto Parts where
he was an outside salesman.
Mark enjoyed football, NASCAR and hockey and
was an avid Buffalo Sabres fan. His hobbies include
RC trucks and cars and relocating squirrels.
Mark loved to cook, especially for the holidays. He was
“family famous” for his homemade fresh polish sausage.
and always loved a good fish fry.
Mark will forever be remembered for his sense of humor
and his love of John Wick movies. He loved everything
Halloween and each year he proudly displayed his massive
Spooky Town Halloween village. But most of all, he enjoyed spending
time with his children, who he was immensely proud of and
loved so very much.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Diane (Sell) Karalus,
their two children, Mark B. Karalus Jr. of Rochester, NY and
Katelyn A.M. Karalus of Dunkirk, NY. Mark is also survived
by one sister, Catherine (Thomas) Reilly, nephews Brandon
(Katie) Reilly, Alex Reilly, Christopher Reilly and one great
nephew, Patrick Reilly, all of Fredonia, NY.
In addition to his parents, Mark was predeceased by his
paternal grandparents, Bernard and Harriet Karalus and his
maternal grandparents, Alexander and Viola Wawrowski.
Relatives and friends may call at. the R. Mackowiak Funeral
Home Inc, Tuesday from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial
Will be held Wednesday morning at 10 in Blessed Mary
Angela Church of St. Hyacinth. Interment will be in St.