At Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo, our professional counselors are here to guide you before, during or following your time of need. They are dedicated to making you feel comfortable and answering any questions you may have. They will never make you feel pressured or rushed. Their only goal is to make sure you understand all of your options and are satisfied with your decision. Please feel free to contact one of our counselors at any time.
“It’s been a gratifying 10 years at Catholic Cemeteries. There’s such satisfaction and fulfillment in helping people and families in times of need. Families have said to me, “…much easier than I thought,” and for me, “…it’s been more rewarding than I could have imagined.” In my spare time, I enjoy football, kayaking, and jet skiing.
“I was raised Catholic, attended Catholic schools and had a brother who was a Catholic priest. He passed away when he was 42, which gave me a greater appreciation for those who have lost someone. My medical background has made me a natural caregiver, and my counseling is a direct extension of that. I love my job, whether it is being with people at a difficult time, helping to solve a problem, or presenting information in a lighthearted way in order to ease the anxieties of funeral planning.” Jane Mozer [email protected] 716-523-1385
“Life is about much more than financial rewards, as I had come to find out 27 years ago, when I joined Catholic Cemeteries, as a Family Counselor. The difference I make in people’s lives, helping them at one of the most difficult times in their life, is exactly the right balance of life and rewarding work. To ease a burden, provide a little relief, or to bring even a smile to the families I have assisted over the years, continues to fill my heart.”
“My job as a Family Service Counselor allows me the daily opportunity to service my community, and the families within it. I consider that a tremendous gift. I have been a member and past Grand Knight (Knights of Columbus-Kenmore Council), as well as Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of, The Christmas Bash for Kids. I am a proud father, happily married man, and a devoted local sports fan (although, at times it is a very trying).”
“As a Family Services Counselor, I visit families, such as yours, to explain the services offered by Catholic Cemeteries on Catholic burial tradition. Educating people about their choices for prearrangement services, as well as for those who have an immediate family need, is very rewarding. Even though it is sometimes difficult to discuss, I really enjoy seeing the family when the process is complete and the comfort and relief they feel.”
"May the Lord bless you and keep you: May He make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you." Numbers 6:24-25.
You could say that helping people runs in the family for Sarah Janusz. Sarah is following in the footsteps of her father, Jim Janusz, a recently retired Family Service Counselor for Catholic Cemeteries. Sarah is our newest Family Service Counselor but is not “new” to Catholic Cemeteries. She has worked in the office of Mt. Olivet for 14 years, working closely with families, Funeral Directors and other cemetery staff. This second generation Family Service Counselor takes a great deal of pride in her new position.
She explained how rewarding it is to help people make decisions with something as challenging as their own future burial needs or the final resting place of a loved one. “It’s something most people don’t understand,” said Sarah. “Everything I’ve done at Catholic Cemeteries has prepared me for this new challenge, and given the opportunity, I wouldn’t change a thing...”
"I truly enjoy serving in the 'Family' tradition.”