Lackawanna, New York


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Henry PIROWSKI passed away in Lackawanna, New York. Funeral Home Services for Henry are being provided by The Colonial Memorial Chapels, Inc.. The obituary was featured in Buffalo News on February 12, 2012.

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Dear Gloria, Henry Jr. & Pirowski Siblings: My sisters & I grew up with the Pirowski clan. We all attended the same schools & church so we were lucky to get to know the family well. "Hanky" was sweet, kind & funny even in elementary school-he was my 5th gr. crush. His life was short, but from the memorials written, he lead a great & charitable life. His legacy will live on, the same legacy passed on to him by his loving, down to earth, funny parents &...

Hank was a dedicated public servant who made our community a better place to live.

Thank you for sharing him with us.

Dear Gloria and Family,
I'm so sorry, I just heard of Hank's passing. My thoughts are with you.From all the wonderful letters, I see he has also, like my son, left a wonderful imprint in this world! May your sweet memories sustain you on your new journey, and may he rest in peace,
Love Angie

When my office was in Buffalo City Court, Hank and I often shared fishing tips, stories, hot spots. He made me an ultra light rod that I still proudly use today. Great guy.

Gloria my deepest sympathies are with you and your family.

To Hankie and Family

Memories from Clark Street will forever be. Our prayers goes out to you and your family. May God continue to bless you.

Sandi, Byron and Brandi

Bobby, Jack and Family...May you find comfort in the memories of Hank at this difficult time. Forever keep him in your heart..

The Department of Court Services, BERMUDA, extends sincere condolences to Hank's family and colleagues. We are indebteded to him for his invaluable contibutions, his infectuous laugh and his sincere interest in people. He has left a legacy in Buffalo, New York, the US and internationally- surely a tough act to follow! To his immediate family, Thank You for sharing Hank with the world; to Judge Russell and his extended family in the Buffalo Courts, Thank You for sharing your gem of a Big...

Greg Berman, the director of the Center for Court Innovation, recently blogged about Hank:


"Earlier today, I received the sad news that Hank Pirowski had passed away after a long illness. Hank was a pioneering figure in New York State. He was an early believer in drug court and played a key role in bringing a number of different problem-solving courts to Buffalo. My favorite project of his was...