Rosalie B. Kuzdzal, 94, of Dunkirk, died Tuesday afternoon, January 9, 2018, at home.She was born in Dunkirk, January 2, 1924, daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Binkowski) Schultz.
A retired employee of Kraft Foods in Dunkirk, she at a time during WWII was an employee of an air plane factory in Buffalo as one of the “Rosie the Riviters.”
Her memberships include Blessed Mary Angela R.C. Parish Church of St. Hyacinth, the parish rosary society and Dom Polski Club.Rosalie loved to play cards, go to card partys and with her “Rosie Red Cheeks” always had a smile on her face for everyone she met.
Surviving are her children, Floyd J. Kuzdzal of Erie, PA., Karen Kuzdzal of VA., Kathleen (Bill) Partridge of Rochester, Susan (Paul) Kaus, Ernest Kuzdzal, both of Dunkirk; grandchildren, Jeff Kuzdzal, Todd (Pam) Kuzdzal, Cheryl Partridge, Holly Partridge, Kelly (Michael) Dougherty, Laura Kuzdzal, Jason (Ashley) Kuzdzal. Several great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, along with several nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death in addition to her parents are her husband Floyd H. Kuzdzal, whom she married March 18, 1944 and who died June 11, 1996; 12 brothers and sisters; a grandson, Stephen Kaus; great grandson, Michael Partridge; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Kuzdzal.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty Street in Dunkirk. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 a.m. in Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hyacinth. Interment will follow in St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery.The Rosary Society will be present to recite the rosary at 6:30 p.m. tonight.