O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Joyce E. Kalamanka

Mrs. Joyce E. Kalamanka, 84, formerly of Front Avenue, Salamanca, died Saturday evening, November 28, 2020 at Bradford Regional Medical Center following exposure to COVID-19.

Born March 5, 1936 in Salamanca, NY, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Marie Warwick Wilson. She was married May 17, 1958 to Mr. Thomas F. Kalamanka, who predeceased her in 2004.

Joyce was a graduate of Salamanca High School, Class of 1953.

She had been employed as an executive secretary with Allegany State Park for over 15 years, retiring in 1999. She had previously been employed at the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office in Little Valley and the former Fancher Furniture Company in Salamanca.

She was devoted to her family and a loving mother. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, the former St. Patrick’s Church and the Elkdale Country Club. She enjoyed golfing, music, and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

Surviving are: three daughters, Karen (Robert) Crandall, Great Valley, NY, Molly (Michael) Jablonski, Springville, NY, Sally Kalamanka, Rochester, NY; a son, Steven (Lucy Zuber) Kalamanka, Avon Lake, OH; eleven grandchildren, Adam Livak, Mike Crandall, Cassie (Nate) Hinman, Matt Crandall, Katie Marino, Andrew Crandall, Ben Marino, Faith Jablonski, Joseph Jablonski, Nicholas Jablonski, Jackson Jablonski; and she was anticipating the birth of her first great-grandson, Crew Thomas Hinman; a brother, Ronald (Carol) Wilson, Hilton, NY; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Robert “Tom” Wilson Jr. and a sister, Jean Morton.

Due to the restrictions of COVID19, private funeral services will be held at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY with Deacon Michael Anderson of Our Lady of Peace officiating.

A Celebration of Life will be held next year and will be announced.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests flowers be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York, 6215 Sheridan Dr #100, Buffalo, NY 14221.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.