Paul John Mroczek

Paul Mroczek

May 3, 1947 - July 5, 2024

Service Details:

Relatives and friends may call from 4-7PM on July 12, 2024 at the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street, Lockport, where the funeral service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 10:00 am. Burial will be held at a later date.

"God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. "

Obituary of Paul John Mroczek

Paul John Mroczek passed away July 5, 2024 at his home with the care of his family and Niagara Hospice. Born May 3, 1947 in Niagara Falls, NY, Paul was the son of Stanley Mroczek and Wanda Brzenski Mroczek.

A graduate of LaSalle High School, Paul went on to serve four years in the Navy as a signalman and a proud Vietnam veteran. He worked for General Motors at the Harrison Radiator plant in Lockport, NY for 30 years.

Paul was a loving husband and God-fearing man who was happiest when sharing time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and two sons. His passions and interests included the Civil War, health and wellness, cooking, juggling, football, and boxing among many others.

Paul was happiest when he could bring cheer to people. He was Santa Claus for the local malls where he loved to get kids to laugh and smile. He was an accomplished harmonica player, spending much of his free time playing country folk blues in the stylings of Sonny Terry.

Paul is survived by his loving wife Donna (Durma). They recently enjoyed celebrating their 52nd anniversary. He is also survived by sons Derek (Emily Schultz) Mroczek and Timothy Mroczek; grandchildren Colin, Samuel, Bebe, Josie, Skylar and his brother James (Lisa) Mroczek. Brother-in-law Dennis (Debra) Durma and niece Marguerite Durma.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-7PM on July 12, 2024 at the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street, Lockport, where the funeral service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 10:00 am. Burial will be held at a later date.

7 Comments

  1. Linda and Kim OConnell on July 10, 2024 at 10:15 am

    Donna and family: I am so sorry to hear of Paul passing. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Paul.

  2. Russ Castiglia on July 10, 2024 at 11:58 am

    Paul, you always put your family first; but you were always an essential part of our BBQs with your harmonica talents.
    Paul was always my essential accompaniment at ‘Toast & Jam’ and at my musical get-togethers. I stopped going to Clarence open mic for a while when he was unable to attend. I still have the CDs of our performances together! So glad to have known him and his family over the years, they are as welcoming as he always was. Paul always had an intelligent, sensible perspective on the Bills when they struggled or, when they won. I still recall his calm wisdom. Our social group always loved Paul and we will miss him. God bless Paul, Donna and their family.

  3. Kathy Stoll on July 10, 2024 at 2:27 pm

    Donna I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you family. Chuck and I had 53 years in. God will be looking over you as he does me. I miss Chuck everyday but my move to Virginia was better. I will always treasure your friendship. ❤️🙏🙏

  4. Jim Burdick on July 11, 2024 at 6:53 pm

    Derek and Tim,
    My condolences on the passing of your dad.
    May he find peace

  5. Alan Sexton on July 12, 2024 at 4:23 pm

    I met Paul and Donna at The Toast and Jam open mic in Lewiston. Since we have become friends while attending open mics and social gatherings. I enjoyed his harmonica playing and welcomed his and Donna’s friendship. All of our mutual friends will truly miss his presence at the gatherings. Paul was very genuine and a pleasure to be around.

    Loved Ones©

    When a loved one leaves our hearts truly ache
    A loss that’s so dear is so very hard to take
    But remember all through life we’ve held our belief
    That the loved ones themselves experience no grief

    All our lives we believe someday we’ll depart
    To where we’re reunited with those who’ve remained in our heart
    But that’s only when our earthly task is all done
    Just like those who precede us who have completed their run

    We must look beyond our sorrow and pain
    And celebrate as praises become our refrain
    For it’s a brand new beginning that grace has bestowed
    As they’ve crossed the finish line that’s not the end of the road

    Alan E. Sexton

  6. Jim xain on July 12, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    Tim and family my condolences for your loss.. had many laughs with your dad in years with some of our antics.. his knowledge of sports and history was amazing..

  7. Paul Collopy on July 12, 2024 at 8:13 pm

    Sorry for your loss Donna.

    Paul Collopy

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