Paul Andrew Stephanski

Paul Andrew Stephanski

February 21, 1970 - November 24, 2022

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Paul Andrew Stephanski

Paul Andrew Stephanski, 52, left this world for a better place to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Paul relied on his strong faith to get him through many challenges in his life.

Paul is survived by his son Paul Jr. whom he loved very much; mother Mary "Moira" Stephanski; sister and best friend Marie Elaine Stephanski; sister Carol Ann Stephanski-Horton; brother John Stephanski; protector and childhood friend Lisa Crenshaw; niece "cool bean" Claire as he called her; nephews Colin, Zachary, Sam; many cousins, aunts, and uncles. Paul adored his father J. Robert Stephanski Jr. who is now deceased.

Paul collected trading cards, Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres sports memorabilia. He loved to dance, ice skate, ride his bike, and listen to all genres of music. He enjoyed playing hockey as a kid and watching the Buffalo Sabres. He was a huge Bills fan!
Paul had a good heart and loved helping people. He worked in construction and proudly referred to himself as a "jack of all trades, master of none." He will be deeply missed. We had a lot of laughs and will always remember him.

Friends and family may call Sunday, March 19th, 2023, from 4-7PM at Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara St., Lockport, NY. A funeral mass will be celebrated at All Saints Parish, 76 Church St., Lockport, NY on March 20th, 2023 at 12pm with The Rite of committal and burial to follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lockport, NY where he will be laid to rest with his father next to his grandmother.


  1. Debby Grant Rodrigues on March 7, 2023 at 10:30 am

    My heart is with the family, he was so blessed to have you. My favorite memory is,conferencing with his mom, those “days of school “at north park junior. Her love was so evident, Peace to all the Stephanskis.

    • Trisha Scarcia-King on March 7, 2023 at 8:15 pm

      I’m so very sorry to learn of Paul’s passing. I remember him well. We grew up together in Lockport, went to St. Patrick’s church school together for many years.
      Also his mom was in a social group with my mom and we saw each other regularly.

      My heart goes out to all of his surviving family especially, his son, brother and mom.

      May you all have many joyful memories of Paul. I hope that your hearts are at peace knowing he is in a better place and may his memory always bring you peace.

      • John Stephanski on March 10, 2023 at 1:50 am

        Thank you for your kind words and memories. We appreciate you taking the time to do so. We – all of us, are really ever ready to say “goodbye,” 😪 but he is certainly n a better place. ❤️💔❤️

    • John Stephanski on March 10, 2023 at 1:57 am

      Thank you Debby ! Your guidance and care for Paul and all of us as school children were immeasurable. You were always such a kind and concerned soul. Your words mean the world to us, in this time of sorrow. ❤️💔❤️

    • Carol Stephanski -Horton on March 10, 2023 at 4:10 pm

      Mrs.K…thank you so much for your kind words. We all love you. Sincerely, Carol

      • Debby on March 15, 2023 at 3:56 pm

        It’s so easy to love your family

    • Katie Oates-Bowen on March 15, 2023 at 11:08 am

      Dear Moria,.Elaine ans John- on behalf of my family and myself Katie ( Oates) Cindy Oates-Stahl and my Gothard sisters whom grew up with you all, our sincere condolences and prayers for you all during this time.
      May God comfort and be with you all in the days to come 🙏 God bless you all !

      • Katie Oates-Bowen on March 15, 2023 at 11:10 am

        Apologies edit,.and sweet Carol 🙏

  2. Paul Lambert on March 7, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    I am so sad to hear this. Rest in Peace “Our Paul”. My family and I will keep you and the entire Stephanski family in our thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏🙏

    • John Stephanski on March 10, 2023 at 1:54 am

      Thank you again Paulie, for extending your warmth and kindness, as all of us go way back to very early childhood. The “our Paul” will always be remembered by the closest to us. Your sentiments are heartfelt by us – from our family to yours. ❤️💔❤️

  3. Karen Bedingfield on March 10, 2023 at 10:27 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of your brother! May he be at Peace! Thinking of you all!!

  4. Lonnie Nix on March 15, 2023 at 1:13 am

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏼 I wish you peace and comfort

  5. Linda Swendsen on March 15, 2023 at 3:11 am

    My deepest sympathies to your family. I lived around the corner from your family & knew Paul & went to school with John from elementary school – high school. John and I remain very close friends & I have stopped over to see John at his Dads house several times. John really took very good care of his Dad. My Dad also had Alzheimer’s and passed away 20 years ago & i kept in touch with & would ask how his Dad was doing. I’m very sorry for your family’s lose. My deepest condolences to your whole family.

  6. Stephanie A Krug (Gibbons) on March 15, 2023 at 8:28 am

    So sad to hear this…I have very fond memories of Paul from middle and high school. Condolences to all of his family and friends. Rest in Peace Paul.

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