St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish to dedicate memorial to fallen West Webster firefighter

Created: 12/11/2013 10:23 AM WHEC.com

St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish will be dedicating a new stained glass window in memory of one of the West Webster firefighters who was killed in the line of duty last Christmas Eve.

The window honoring St. Florian, the patron saint of firefighters, will be a memorial to Tomasz Kaczowka. Tomasz was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus.

A special mass and the unveiling a new window will be held on Sunday December 15 at 10:00 a.m. Bishop Emeritus Matthew H. Clark will celebrate the mass. Tribute will also be paid to Tomasz's colleagues in the West Webster Fire Department. 

Tomasz and fellow firefighter, Mike Chiapperini were killed when a gunman opened fire on them after setting his home on Lake Road ablaze last Christmas Eve. 



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