GOWANDA Norman J. Kota, 82, of Kenmore, NY formerly of Gowanda, NY passed away October 15, 2013 at VA Hospital in Buffalo, NY.
He was born January 10, 1931 in Gowanda, NY, the son of the late Anthony and Mary Kota.
Mr. Kota was a Korean War Veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Anchorage, Alaska.
He was employed at National Fuel as a foreman until his retirement.
He is survived by a son Craig (Betsy) Kota of Macedon, NY and 3 daughters Kate (Steven) Riley and Colleen Seredick, both of Alburgh, VT and Colleen Gravelle of Burlington, Ont.; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
He was one of nine siblings: Adam, Genevieve, John, Stevanna, Lottie, Chester, Anthony and Edward.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 East Main Street in Gowanda, NY.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.