Obituary of Michael Kolipinski
Michael Kolipinski Michael Kolipinski, 60, passed away on February 3 at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. Born on November 19, 1959, he was the son of Alice (Banaszynski) Kolipinski of Buffalo and the late Edmund Kolipinski. He is survived by his wife, Susan Williams, son Jamie and daughter Niki, their mother, Laurie Western Kolipinski, and stepsons Chip, Corey, and Christopher Williams. He is also survived by brothers Edmund (Wanda) of Allentown, PA, and Martin (Diane) of Buffalo, NY, and his sister, Janice Roche (Kyle) of Denver, CO. Mike was close to his large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews and had many life-long friends. Michael grew up in Buffalo NY and moved to Fort Erie, ON, where he raised his family. Michael managed the Niagara Falls location of his family’s Kolipinski Furniture store for many years before working at Value City Furniture, and finally retiring to do what he enjoyed most, painting and home repairs. During his illness, Michael was always comforted and surrounded by his family and extended family and friends, especially his nephew, Alex Kolipinski and his cousin, Debbie Howell. The presence of so many friends and family for the duration of his illness was a tribute how well he lived his life. He was known as a great father, son, husband, cousin, and friend who would be the first person there when someone needed help and never wanted anything in return. He known for his sense of fun and adventure, especially boating water skiing, wind surfing, snow skiing, and sailing. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, February 8, at 1:00 PM, at Classics V Restaurant on Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst, NY.