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DiStasio Funeral Home Inc.
Sunday September 18th, 2016
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Funeral Mass

St. Mary's Church
Monday September 19th, 2016

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Leon T Kaminski

Leon Theodore Kaminski, 81, of Cattaraugus NY, entered into rest Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Born December 30, 1934 in Buffalo, NY the son of the late Leo A. and Mary C. Kaminski.

Leon worked for Bell Aerospace until 1968 then the NYS Tax Dept. until he retired in 1994.

Leon lived in Cattaraugus since 1973, he served on the village board in the 1980’s. Leon was very active with St Mary’s Church acting on the church council, as a trustee, Eucharistic Minister and helped form and advise the CYO in the 1970’s. He received the St. Joseph the worker award in 1997 and the God and Youth Award from the diocese in 1998. Leon was a member of the Little Valley Post 8736 AMVETS.

Loving husband to Kathleen M (Overdorf) Kaminski; brother of the late Mary Ann Kaminski also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio-Hills Funeral Chapel 55 S. Main St, Sunday from 2PM to 5PM with a Mass of Christian Burial 11AM Monday at St Mary’s Church 36 Washington Street Cattaraugus, NY. (Please assemble at church)

Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery Tuesday September 20,2016

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Leon’s name to The Pines Healthcare and Rehab in Machias or St Mary’s Church Cattaraugus, NY


Dear Kathleen,

Very sorry to learn about Leon's passing. We were classmates at Canisius High School, Canisius College and briefly, at the University of Detroit. He was a good friend. I remember his passion for cars and history. He was a regular attendee at our CHS'52 gatherings, until he got sick.
I enjoyed the dinner you made for Joe Deck and four of us who visited Leon after hi fall dowh the stairs.
He will be remembered in our prayers. Please say a prayer for my brother Jack who is also is in a home with Alzheimer's. He is now recovering from a serious operation.

Jim Farry

Jim and Beverly Farry Sep 18 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leon Kaminski

Dan & Bette DiStasio Sep 16 2016 12:00 AM