Irene Rachwal

Obituary of Irene J. Rachwal

Irene J. (Kislack) Rachwal, 72, of Niagara Falls, NY passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Northgate Health Care Facility, under Hospice care. Born in Niagara Falls, NY on April 9, 1948 she was the daughter of the late Genevieve "Jean" (Zasucha) and Steve Kislack. She was predeceased by her parents Genevieve "Jean" (Zasucha) and Steve Kislack, husband, John Rachwal, and brother, Frederick "Freddy" Kislack. Survived by niece Briana Kislack, Great Aunt Genevieve (Suita) Mocniak, Great Aunt Theresa (Steve) Suita, Aunt Mary (George) Sawyer, and Aunt Leona (Frank) Scibilia. Cousins Carol and her son Joseph Mocniak, Johnny Sawyer and Christine (Steve) Hansen. Beloved "Aunt" Irene is also survived by cousins Regina (Scibilia) Cecconi, Carissa & Joseph Cecconi, Dawn Marie (Gary) Travis-Smith, Alexis Travis, Brittany & Aubriella Travis, Valerie (Michael) Slagel, Frank (Chelsea) Scibilia and Kierra. Dear friend of Susan Teller and Gerry Cieplinski. Irene was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School, the June 2 Modeling School in 1982 and was self-employed for most of her life. She loved all animals; from having multiple dogs and cats her whole life, to feeding the ducks on Hyde Park and raising Homing pigeons with her late husband. She considered herself Charlie the Chimp's #1 Fan and was the family's unofficial official photographer. She enjoyed all things theater and participated in 22 consecutive musicals at Niagara Falls Little Theater as a singer and dancer in the chorus, which was her preferred role. She took dancing, singing and piano lessons. Aunt Irene was always singing and dancing whenever she could until early onset Parkinson's prevented her, but she never lost the sparkle in her eyes. Her kind heart, warm smile and big hugs will truly be missed. Her love of everything leopard will never be forgotten. There is NO PRIOR visitation. Funeral services & burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY., will take place at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME INC.
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Final Resting Place

Holy Trinity Cemetery
5401 Roberts Avenue
Lewiston, New York, United States