Age 82, of Oakfield, devoted mother and grandmother died peacefully Thursday afternoon October 7, 2010 at her home. Born May 26, 1928 in Batavia daughter of the late Paul & Anna (Stanek) Starowitz Sr. She was also preceded in death by her husband Richard T. Pcionek Sr. in 1989 and brothers Chester (late Regina) Starowitz, Henry (late Adeline) Starowitz, Rudolph (late Irene) Starowitz, Edmund Starowicz, Aloysius (late Eleanor) Starowitz and the late Stephen Starowitz. She was a lifetime member of Ascension Parish (former Sacred Heart) and its Altar & Rosary Society. She was a secretary at Elba Central Schoool for nine years, bookkeeper for her husband's paving business which is now run by her sons and worked for the Genesee County Board of Elections. She had a fondness for politics and served as Vice Chairperson of the Democratic Party in the 60's. She was an avid gardener, loved to travel and had a passion for photography.
Surviving is her loving children Richard T. (Bernadette) Pcionek Jr. & James (Joyce) Pcionek both of Elba and Joanne Pcionek of Oakfield; brothers Leo (Delores) Starowitz of Elba; Paul (Lottie) Starowicz of Batavia; sisters-in-law Mary Starowicz of Batavia and Jennie Starowitz of Bergen; two granddaughters Jessica & Jamie Pcionek of Elba along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will be present from 4-8 PM Sunday Oct. 10, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 where prayers will be recited 9:00 AM Monday Oct. 11, 2010 followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site) celebrated by Father Robert Orlowski. Memorials in her memory can be made in the form of Mass cards, HomeCare & Hospice 550 East Main Street or Crossroads House 11 Liberty Street Batavia, New York 14020. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery Batavia.
ARRANGEMENTS WERE COMPLETED BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC AT 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL MICHAEL AT (585)343-7500.