John Kurasz

John M. Kurasz

Saturday, February 8th, 1986 - Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
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KURASZ - John, M. Of Buffalo, NY, April 03, 2019, at age 33; son of the late John and Jean Kurasz; brother of Donna Pratt, Ann Marie and Janet Kurasz; also survived by his special aunt, Shelley Reynolds and other family and friends. Visitation at the Kolano Funeral Home, 396 Amherst St. (near Grant) Monday April 15th 4-7pm. Funeral Service at 7:00pm immediately following visitation. John was a member of the Town Boy's Club of Riverside, the WNY Lost & Found Pets and the Team 24K Gaming Community. Please share your online condolences @
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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, April 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Kolano Funeral Home
    396 Amherst St.
    BUFFALO, NY 14207
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, April 15th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Monday, April 15th, 2019 7:00pm
    Kolano Funeral Home
    396 Amherst St.
    BUFFALO, NY 14207
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Funeral Service will take place immediately following visitation at 7:00pm
    Rev. Richard Jedrzejewski


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Posted at 05:32pm
Dear Family of John,

I was a good friend of his when he and his dad lived a few houses down from my parents on Eckhert. John was a really good kid with a good heart. Despite his issues, he always made sure that everyone else came first before himself. I remember one Halloween he scared kids by hiding in a coffin he and his father had made. His dad always had rhubarb in his backyard as well as a couple of other veggies that he always gave to my parents. He was always a good heart to the kids as he gave a majority of his time at the town boys and girls club. He hardly got upset about anything, but when he did he really kept a grudge. We have had our hard times but eventually put all things aside and got over it. I remember playing video games with him, it’s hard to remember which ones because he had a ton of favorites. He was always filled with laughter. After the passing of his mom and then the passing of his dad, I feel things were really hard on him, Even though he may not have showed it. He always had a hard time letting things go. Now he is reunited with his mom and dad up in the skies above. R.I.P my dear friend. Until we meet again.


Tracy Lupejkis

Posted at 04:57pm
I will miss you so much, John. We were a home. For 10 years, you were my housemate. First a border in my home and later my apartment roommate. You were ornery at times. But, we made a home. That is important. It takes more than one person to make a home. You were so helpful. You would help build furniture you would never use. You would sometimes share your beloved takeout or order me fries as a surprise. We both ordered tiny things for eachother online. Sometimes you would just yell through your door. Sometimes you would come out and talk for hours. I would still fold your t shirts, though you said you would rather throw them in a drawer. You laughed when I said 'Really?' in a deep voice and tilted head to something you said. We both loved gadgets. I so wish you had seen the Angry Mama microwave cleaner that came when you were in the hospital. I will never forget you.

Christina Parks

Posted at 07:09am
My deepest heartfelt condolences to John’s family. I knew John from the Boys and Girls Club and then, infamously, from our poker night. John will always be remembered and will truly be missed. To his family, I am so sorrowful for your loss. God bless and keep you all. - Chris Parks, Buffalo NY

Lawrence Salefske

Posted at 12:56pm
John will always be the guy I remember making me laugh, shake my head, and laugh more on a daily basis. He had his share of quirks, but he had a big heart. He put his heart into everything he did. His help with the youth of the boys and girls club and kindness in all of the communities he was a part of left a wake that will last forever. Here's one to smile on. Thanks for everything buddy.

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Posted at 12:52pm
Thank you for being part of our lives in Team 24K and the 24KEntourage. You were truly a blessing. We will forever love and miss you.
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