Stanislaus Janicki

Stanislaus F. Janicki Sr.

October 31, 1943 - January 17, 2019

"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.."

Stanislaus F. Janicki Sr.

Stanislaus F. "Big Toe" Janicki, Sr. entered into rest January 17, 2019. Born October 31, 1943, in Lockport, he was the son of Stanislaus and Marion (Yanicki) Janicki and sister of the late Lenore Townsend.

Stan graduated from DeSales High School in 1961 where he served as class President and was the first three-sport all-Catholic athlete. After spending nearly 20 years at Simmonds Steel, he opened up Lockport's Stan's Home Plate.

Stan coached Suburban League baseball for Lockport VFW and Lockport D.M.I. for over 25 years. He was inducted into the WNY Baseball Hall of Fame where he served on the board of directors.  Beloved and proud father of Stan (Amanda) Janicki, Jr.; cherished grandfather of Gabrielle Janicki. Dear sister, Irene (Jon) Kalls, Pauline Barber and Maxine Townsend. Also survived by several nieces and nephews; ex-husband of Frances Waldriff.

Friends may call from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Saturday at the Taylor and Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Condolences may be offered below, and flowers may be purchased through The Flower Barn.


  1. Belinda Pichey on January 18, 2019 at 3:04 am

    So sorry to hear of Mr. janicki’s passing. Always a kind gentleman when he shopped at my store. Always smiling. He will be missed. It was a pleasure to have known him. Thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP Stanislaus. God bless him for everlasting smile even when he didnt feel well.

  2. Dawn Lea Kuehn Steele on January 18, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. We only met your father recently at the golf tournament and wedding but knew right away that he was a remarkable man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Pamela Gigliotti Thompson on January 18, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    So sorry to hear about Stan’s passing. I graduated with him from DeSales High in 1961 and he was a star in every way. My prayers and condolences to his family.

  4. Tippy Fiegl on January 18, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Stan was a good man. I enjoyed playing on his baseball team for several years. I learned a lot about the game from him. My condolences to the family. Big Stan will be missed.

  5. Anne Platt on January 18, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Dear Janicki Family It’s always a shock to open the paper and see that someone you were so close to has passed…As you all know Stan was a kind soul, a incredibly generous man and even better cook. Most missed will be his intellect and his irreverent and mischievous outlook on life. A life well lived.

    l long live

  6. Tracy Lanighan Lewandowski on January 19, 2019 at 3:44 am

    Very sorry for you loss Stan…losing a dad is a heartbreaking moment. Prayers for you and your family. Xoxo

  7. Dee House on January 19, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was a good man Didn’t see each other that often but thought of him a lot. rest in peace cuz.

  8. Dave Shambach on February 3, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    To Stan, Irene, and Family– Please accept my deepest sympathies from 2000 miles away near Albuquerque. I know how much Stan meant to the community, from the Suburban Leagues to Home Plate to all of your family times. May God grant you healing and the joy of memories.

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