Anthony Gara

Obituary of Anthony D. Gara

Anthony D. Gara a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at home surrounded by his family and under the care of Niagara Hospice. Born in Niagara Falls, NY in 1930 he was the son of the late Dominic and Angelina (Archie) Gara. Tony graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1948. On June 14, 1952, he married the love of his life, Dorothy Wojtowicz and they were married for 68 years, until her passing in 2019. Tony began working as an Electro Chemical LabTech at Dupont in 1952. He worked there for 40 yrs., retiring in 1992. While working at Dupont, he also worked at Tops Market part- time for 30yrs. He was a member of St. John DeLasalle Parish, the Niagara Frontier Country Club for over 30yrs and was also an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus. His greatest love along with his wife's were their beloved children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving is his son, Mark(Cynthia) Gara , daughter, Susan(Russell)Petrozzi and son, John(Suzie) Gara; grandchildren, Rachael(Craig) Goldenberg, John(Lynda)Marino, Breanna(Sean)Flatery, JD Gara, Peter(Cheryl) Gara, Ben Gara, Anne(Kevin) Burgess, Katherine(Wesley) Walker, Rebecca Sole and Jeffrey(Lauren)Donohue; great-grandchildren, Chase Goldenberg, Claire and Logan Marino, Nolan and Warren Gara, Joseph Burgess and Zayden Donohue; sister, Rose(late Victor)Muto and sister in-law, Eleanor(late Matthew) Rutkowski. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Bedsides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his brothers, Sam (Nancy) Gara and Frank (Dottie)Gara and sister, Mary(Walter)Grochiwina. Friends may call Wednesday, October 28th from 3-8 PM at ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 24th Street, cor of Welch Ave, Niagara Falls, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 29th at St. John De Lasalle Parish, 8627 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY with Rev. Slavomir Siok officiating.EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Entombment following in Gate of Heaven Mausoleum, Lewiston, NY. Flowers Are Gracefully Declined. Visit for online condolences
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3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Zajac Funeral Home Inc.
319 24th Street
Niagara Falls, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Thursday, October 29, 2020
St. John De Lasalle
8627 Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Gate Of Heaven Mausoleum
500 Riverdale Avenue
Lewiston, New York, United States