History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

The Buszka Funeral Home, Inc. was established in 1921 by Mr. John Buszka who was considered the premier funeral director in the area. At that time, when someone passed away they were viewed at the families home, but eventually Mr. Buszka with his forward thinking built the first area funeral home which was located at 1997 Clinton Street. The family business was then passed on to Mr. Buszka's son who passed away at a young age leaving his daughter, Mary, to carry on the family tradition to care for the families in the area. Then, in 1968, the first modern funeral home of the time was built at the corner of Clinton Street and South Ogden. In July of 2005, the funeral home was passed on to myself and over the past 5 years the funeral home has gone through a complete remodeling with the addition of the newest technology and conveniences to help our families in their difficult times. Buszka Funeral Home has become known as a leader in the funeral industry with a first class facility and world class service.


Our Valued Staff

Peter D. Stachowski

Peter D. Stachowski, Funeral Director, Owner

Peter was born and raised in Western New York. He is a graduate of Bishop TImon High School, Trocaire College, and Simmons Institute of Funeral Service. He has been working in a funeral home setting since the age of 14 working alongside his uncle and brother. Peter is married with two children and is teaching them the same traditions that were passed on to him. He is very active in the community belonging to many organizations. Peter received the Polaski Police businessman of the year award and father of the year award from St. Casimir's Holy Name society. Peter is also a volunteer firefighter for the Town of West Senca and holds the tittle as fire Lieutenant. Peter feels blessed to help the community in so many ways and hopes he can make a difference in the families he serves.

*According to New York State Law, funeral home's are only allowed to list Licensed Funeral Directors on their websites. But the Buszka Funeral Home, has several employees who are dedicated to helping families get through the most difficult of times.


Paul Sobota

Paul Sobota, Hearse Driver/ Family Assistant

Paul is a gentleman who us very active in the community. Paul is a Veteran and very active in St. Casimir's Church. WE feel very blessed to have Paul working with us and our families