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WIECH, Stella M. (Kozdranski)
WIECH - Stella M. (nee Kozdranski) 93, of North Tonawanda passed away peacefully on Thursday August 18, 2016 at the Niagara Hospice House. She was born September 16, 1922 in Niagara Falls, NY. She attended St. Stanislaus Kostka Parochial School Gaskill and graduated from Niagara Falls High School. Stella was employed at Kimberly Clark Corporation and was a Kleenex machine operator. She moved to North Tonawanda in 1944 and was employed at Remington Rand for fifteen and a half years. Stella was a member of Arjon Singing Society, Dom Polski Club, Stephen Sikora Post 1322, and First Ladies' Auxiliary President. She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Altar Society, PUA, FRA, AARP, North Tonawanda Senior Crafty Crew and life member of the Stephen Sikora Post 1322 Ladies Auxiliary. Stella enjoyed her family especially at traditional holidays. She loved to sing, dance, and play cards, gardening, crocheting, knitting and crafts. She was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Kozdranski, husband Eugene Wiech, daughter Dolores Staschak, grandson James Staschak, three sisters Victoria Tankavich, Jennie Dolonsky and Stephanie Rybarczak. Stella is survived by her devoted and caring son-in-law Michael Staschak; loving daily morning visit with her dependable grandson Kenneth (Carrie) Staschak; dear and helpful companion Nanci Oleske; proud great-grandmother of Anthony, Marissa Staschak, Jessica, Jamie, Katelyn, Damien, Colin, Morgan, brothers and sisters-in-law Richard and Lorraine Wiech, Florence Najuch; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends meet at church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday August 24, 2016 at 9:30AM at Our Lady of Czestochowa R.C. Church, 626 Oliver Street, North Tonawanda. An entombment service will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Holy Family Mausoleum. Flowers are gratefully declined and memorial gifts can be made in Stella's memory to Niagara Hospice Alliance, Inc., 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094-1231. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of COLUCCI FUNERAL HOME, North Tonawanda, (692-4917).