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Onda Dylewski, owned Roycroft Campus Antiques; Feb. 1, 1932 -- May 31, 2012

Onda R. Dylewski, longtime owner of the Roycroft Campus Antiques on the Roycroft campus in East Aurora, died Thursday at her home in the village. She was 80.

Born in Erie, Pa., the former Onda Gaston moved to the Buffalo area in 1954.

Mrs. Dylewski purchased the Roycroft Furniture and Book Bindery Building in 1971, and opened Roycroft Campus Antiques in 1975.

She served on the board of the Roycrofters at Large Association for many years and was involved in the Roycroft movement revival.

Mrs. Dylewski spent many years hosting Elderhostel in her home above the Roycroft antique shop, where she lived for 23 years. She also managed the antique vendors for the Roycroft Convention for many years.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in East Aurora.

Her husband of 49 years, Chester P., died in 2003.

She is survived by two sons, Chester P. and Dana; three daughters, Therese Freeman, Anna Huston and Susan Prine; two brothers, Robert and Darryl Gaston; and a sister, Milan Varhola.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday in Immaculate Conception Church, 520 Oakwood Ave., East Aurora.

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