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Mark B. Karalus Sr.

September 28, 1968 — May 4, 2023

Dunkirk

 

 


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.

Hyacinth's Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

R. Mackowiak Funeral Home

56 E Doughty St, Dunkirk, NY 14048

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Mass

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hyacinth

Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk, NY 14048

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Burial

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Hyacinth's Cemetery

Rt. 5 , Dunkirk, NY 14048

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