Rev. Joseph Janaczek

Obituary of Rev. Joseph Janaczek

Rev. Joseph Peter Jude Janaczek, 76, of Falconer went to be with the Lord Friday (April 29, 2022). He was born June 14, 1945 in Buffalo, NY, the son of Amelia Gruszka and Joseph J. Janaczek. Rev. Janaczek was a graduate of Queen of Peace Elementary School, Bishop Turner High School, Canisius College and St. John Vianney Seminary. Rev. Janaczek was ordained as a priest on May 29, 1971 at Our Lady of Victory Baslica. From 1971 to 1982 he served the following parishes: St. Gabriel Parish, Queen of Martyrs, Annunciation and St. Andrew. Father Joe also served as a teacher from 1982 to 1995 at Archbishop Carroll High School and Cardinal O’Hare High School. From 1995 to 2008 he served as pastor of St. Hedwig Parish in Dunkirk. And from 2008 until present he was currently serving Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, Falconer and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Randolph. He is survived by his second Cousin Kristina (David) Newcomer of Etter, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022 in Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, Falconer. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Randolph, NY. Rev. Janaczek’s visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Randolph. Visitation will also be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, Falconer. A mass for the community will be held at the conclusion of the visitation at 7 p.m. Friday in Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be donated to Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, Falconer or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Randolph. Father Joe’s funeral mass will be livestreamed on the Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church Youtube channel.
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