Wanda Reed, age 93, of North 19th Street, Olean, New York died Monday evening, September 29, 2008 at The Absolut of Salamanca.
Born on November 8, 1914 in Salamanca, New York she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Victoria Pastaleniec Wojtowicz. She was married on January 16, 1934 in Holy Cross Church to Mr. Robert Reed who predeceased her in February 1969.
She was employed as a tester at AVX in Olean, New York for over 15 years prior to her retirement in 1985.
Surviving are: a son, Gerald Reed, Canastota, New York; a daughter, Gertrude (Henry) Raecher, Great Valley, New York; 15 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; a brother, Joseph (Elaine) Wojtowicz, Salamanca, New York; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Roberta Zimbardi, 2 sons, Daniel Reed, Michael Reed, a grandson, Richard Raecher, a granddaughter, Amy Jo Ferrara, a sister, Victoria Nolan, 5 brothers, Stanley Wojtowicz, Bruno Wojtowicz, Marshall Wojtowicz, Steve Wojtowicz, and Victor Wojtowicz.
Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York.
A prayer service will be held in the funeral home on Friday morning at 10:30 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Peace Parish (Holy Cross Church) with Rev. Piotr Zaczynski, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, New York.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Our Lady of Peace Parish Memorial Fund.
E condolences can be sent to john @ orourke-orourke.com.