Lorraine Sobczyk

Obituary of Lorraine Sobczyk

Lorraine Sobczyk, 74, of the Town of Niagara, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018, surrounded by her family, under the loving care of the nurses, aides and staff at Niagara Hospice House. Born in Niagara Falls, NY on June 12, 1944 she was the daughter of the late Matthew S. and Jessie (Juras) Stempien.

Lorraine attended Trott Vocational High School. She worked part-time at local retailers Saxon's and K-mart where she developed many lasting friendships. She was a wonderful person who was loved by all who were fortunate to know her. It was her feisty spirit, compassionate heart and genuine ability to find that which is special in each of us that of touched so many around her.

She devoted her life to her family, giving selflessly and endlessly. The holidays were her favorite time of year, extending far beyond Christmas and Easter, to any special occasion that would allow her the opportunity to wrap a gift like only she could. Elaborate homemade bows perched atop presents were her signature, a gift that came straight from her heart. These bows continue to decorate our homes year after year, and will be our reminder that she is always with us.

Lorraine was never involved in sports, but when her sons participated in little league baseball, she was their greatest cheerleader, measuring success of competition by how dirty their uniforms were. She was a proud grandmother who couldn't wait to cheer for her grand-daughters at gymnastics meets, track meets and dance recitals, and praise them for their academic achievements no matter how great or small.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert "Bob" Sobczyk; sons Michael (Lisa) Sobczyk and Robert M. (Kathy) Sobczyk; cherished grandchildren Logan and Kendall; an uncle, James (Dorothy) Juras; sister in-laws, Marie (late Bill) DeRusha, Patsy (late Herb) Steiner and Bernadette (Jeff) VanHorn, cousins Diane (Joe) Poturalski and David Jircitano, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Wednesday, August 15th from 4-8 PM at ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 24th Street, corner of Welch Ave, Niagara Falls, NY, where prayer services will begin 9:30 AM on Thursday August 16th. Followed by a Mass of Christian burial 10:00 AM at Divine Mercy Parish, 2437 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, NY with Rev. Duane Klizek officiating. Burial following in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. Donations in her memory may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094-1231. Visit zajacfuneralhomeinc.com for online condolences