Sally Larkowski

Obituary of Sally Larkowski

Sally was a strong and independent woman who did her best to take care of everyone in her life. She would take in those who needed her help, and she would listen to the people who were having a problem that needed to be heard. You would never hear Sally say a bad word about anyone. Sally was a hardworking woman, and had several jobs in her life, including at American Optical. After her retirement, she went back to school and earned her accounting Degree.

Outside of work, Sally loved to solve crossword and sudoku puzzles, to watch shows like Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, and to collect coupons and newspapers. Thanks to her collecting, she was able to save up a lot of S&H Green Stamps in order to buy gifts for her children. there are a great many memorable things that Sally did, specifically when it came to her tastes and practices in food. From her love of coffee and donuts, to her refusal to eat grilled cheeses without pickles, to her use of Monks bread in her masterful BLTs, to her demand for Pepsi only out of glass bottles, or to her constant use of her Broiler, her palate was positively iconic. However, her love of Reese’s Peanut butter cups was unbeatable.

Larkowski, Sally A. (nee Lysitt) August 20, 2017 of Amherst, NY. Beloved wife of late James E. Larkowski; devoted mother of Maurice "Mike" (Sandra) Harrington, III, Lynn (Paul) Pellicano, and Karen Pollack; loving daughter of late Ardyth and late Richard Williams; dearest sister of J. Herbert (Lucille) Henning, Carole (late Robert) Serviss, Sharon (Edward) Higgins, and Kevin Lysitt; also survived by 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Friends received at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919 on Thursday from 4 – 7 PM, where a Memorial Service will immediately follow at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Please leave online donations and condolences at