Rochester, NY: Paul died on August 17, 2021 at age 69, following a long-term battle with liver disease.
Paul was born on December 12, 1951, in buffalo, NY, the only child of Francis Lasly and Angeline Galenski Lasly. Following high school, he attended Bryant and Stratton College earning an Associates Degree in Information Technology. He was fortunate to gain early experience in this emerging industry and worked for over 42 years for various companies in Buffalo and Rochester. In 2017, Paul retired from Wegmans Food Markets as Internal Audit Manager, Information Technology.
Paul enjoyed music and played the saxophone from the time he was a teenager, founding a band called The Buffalo Nu Tones. The band played both popular music and Polish music at weddings and parties in Buffalo. When he moved to Rochester, he joined the Eastman School Community Music Program’s New Horizons Band. He continued saxophone lessons and performing with the band in and around Rochester.
Paul is predeceased by both parents and his first wife, Donna Marie Lasly. He is survived by his Rochester family, wife Maureen DeMarco Lasly, stepdaughters Alison DeMarco (Andrew Penner) and Abigail Castle (James Castle), grandsons Jimmy and Johan DeMarco. His Buffalo family includes Brian Lasly (Melissa Stamboulis) and Kurt Lasly (Jennifer Dunwoodie) and three grandchildren. Paul is also survived by many cousins including Sharon Everett, who was like a sister
Burial took place at Whitehaven Memorial Park on September 2, 2021, which would have been Maureen and Paul’s 15th wedding anniversary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or Brighton Volunteer Ambulance, 1551 S. Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14618
I am saddened to hear of Paul’s passing.. I will remember him for being kind and generous. May happy memories comfort you.
So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. We enjoyed many conversations while sitting next to each other in concert band. It was a time when the twins were born and we had a new grandson. Wr were both so happy for each other
. God bless your family. You are in my prayers
I am Paul’s youngest cousin on his father’s side. My father was the eldest Laskowski son and his dad was the youngest. I stood up in Paul’s wedding to Donna and would like to share a funny story of how that came about. They both lived close by and used to visit all the time. My father adored Donna. When I was little, I used to call Paul “Paulie” which, I came to learn, he/they hated. Donna was trying to convince me to call him Paul, but it didn’t take. I have a very vivid memory of a family crowd gathered in our basement shooting pool,, and they must have just announced their engagement, because I asked them if I could be in their wedding. Donna made me a deal that if I stopped calling Paul “Paulie” then they’d let me be in the wedding. Gracious as they were, they kept their promise and the rest is history. When I turned 16, I babysat Kurt Michael when he was an infant. Life happened to us both and we lost touch for awhile. Later in life, I came to meet Maureen and her lovely family and was gratified to know my cousin was happy and well taken care of after losing Donna. I am grateful for the relationship we had, particularly later, when we got to know each other as adults and shared visits and conversation. Sleep well, dear cousin. You were loved by many.
I wasn’t much in touch with Paul in recent years, but the time meant nothing when we did cross paths or converse. I owe Paul many debts. May of my fondest career memories involve working along side him. Most of the best stories involve Paul, Sid, Elmer, Dick and Ronnie (some of you will understand this). Who is gonna yell at me now?!
Love and everlasting peace, my old friend.
I just found out yesterday that my dear friend Paul left this world for heaven back in August. My heart feels broken. Paul and I ate lunch almost every day when we worked at IKON. I knew something was wrong when I kept reaching out to him and didn’t hear back. We always kept I touch. I wish his family my condolences. He was a very friendly guy and had many friends. Rest in peace my friend.
RIP Paul. You were a very nice man. You won’t be forgotten.
Just learned of your passing, and I am deeply saddened. Though we seldom saw each other, I have always thought of you as a cherished friend. Our connections went back to Polka Music and the National Guard. Rest in peace, Paul. 🎷
So sorry to hear of his passing. I worked with Paul’s father, Frank and remember Paul from company functions.
Maureen I’m very sorry for your loss He was so happy to have you and your family in his life and to call them his family Sending prayers and if ever in Florida look me up I just can’t believe he is gone