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Obituary Notice – Leonard “Hank” L. Kuzora

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KuzoraLFORESTVILLE:  Leonard “Hank” L. Kuzora, 90, of Main Street, Forestville, died Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at his residence, following a short illness.  He was born in the Town of Villenova, on October 13, 1928, the son of the late Lucas and Frances (Maziarz) Kuziora.

Mr. Kuzora was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1947.  He worked for Morgan Linen in Dunkirk for 30 years, the former Village of Forestville as a Policeman, DFT Communications and as a Court Officer for the Town of Hanover, for 10 years.

Mr. Kuzora was a Landlord from 1968-2015 in both Dunkirk & Forestville and played with his two brothers in the band “The Kuzora Trio” after WWII.  He enjoyed woodworking and music, owned the oldest home in Forestville (spending two years rehabilitating the house) and never missed a day of work.

Survivors include his wife Betty J. (Ferry) Kuzora of Forestville, whom he married on July 2, 1949, in the Forestville Baptist Church, a son, Leonard H. (Virginia) Kuzora, of Fredonia; a daughter, Brenda Reinermann, of Kemp, TX; and a sister, Gladys Halicki, of Dunkirk.  Also surviving are two grandchildren Kelly (Jonathan) Halvorsen, Keith (Dorothy) Kuzora, great granddaughter Harper Kuzora and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by three brothers Sebastian, Leo and Joseph Kuziora and a sister Mary Skop.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Saturday morning from 10 AM-1 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held at 1 o’clock, with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750.  To post condolences go to


  • Judy Phillips
    Posted May 10, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Dear Betty,

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband.

    Most sincerely,

    Judy Phillips

  • Allan & Marilyn Cook
    Posted May 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Happy trails Lieutenant. We will miss you.

  • Deborah Brooks
    Posted July 4, 2019 at 6:00 am

    I was a regular at your store for years and wish to send my condolences for your loss.

    If you could, could you pass on my condolences to Brenda. She was always nice in school.

  • Brenda
    Posted August 26, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Thank You…

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