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Tessie A. Pelczynski, 94, of Cheektowaga, longtime owner and operator of Broadway Insurance Agency, died Saturday (Jan. 29, 2000) in Weinberg Campus, Getzville, after a long illness.

Born in Buffalo, she was a graduate of East High School and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute.

After business school, she opened the insurance agency at 1293 Broadway and continued working until she was 80. She was honored by Travelers Insurance Co. for selling its policies for more than 50 years. The agency currently is run by her niece.

She enjoyed traveling, including to Hawaii, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Survivors include a brother, Zenith of Lackawanna.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, 180 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga. Prayers will be said at 9 in Melvin J. Sliwinski Funeral Home, 85 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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