The Polonian Legacy of Western New York
Edward R. Szemraj is a retiree of the Maryvale School District in Cheektowaga, NY. He continues his involvement in the alumni affairs of Canisius College as well as in regional and international activities dealing with Poland and Eastern Europe.
Wanda Slawinska is the curator of the Fronczak room in the E.H. Butler Library at Buffalo State College, an amateur historian and a promoter of Polish causes. She has contributed material for publication by the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.
Robert Farkas, Ph.D is a retired public school administrator and teacher. He is a very active member of the Mother Church in Polonia, St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr Parish in Buffalo, NY, serving on the Parish Council and recently authoring a history of its 125th anniversary.
Sr. Mary Joanne Suranni, CSSF, is a social studies and religion teacher in North Tonawanda Catholic School. She assumes an active role outside of her classroom in her Felician Community as participant in activities which enhance both her spirituality and her fondness for history.