O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Joseph & Teresa Jedrzejek

Joseph Stanley Jedrzejek, 88, and Teresa Kaluzienski Jedrzejek, 90, were considered a rare couple. Married nearly 49 years, they died within less than two days of one another. Teresa went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 and Joseph died the next day, on May 15, 2019.

Teresa was born January 12, 1929 in Buffalo, NY and was the daughter of the late Michael and Eva Luksa Kaluzienski.

Joseph was born September 1, 1930 in Ellicottville, NY and was the son of the late Peter and Catherine Lesniak Jedrzejek.

The couple were married November 7, 1970 in Buffalo, NY at the Assumption Church.

After marriage, he continued running the family’s dairy farm in Ellicottville.

Teresa enjoyed cooking, hosting family and friends, and loved animals, especially dogs, horses, and the farm animals. In her younger years, she loved horseback riding. She was kind-hearted and gentle, generous and loving, and a friend to all. She will be remembered for her huge heart and devotion to faith and family. Joseph had an affinity for bowling and hockey, enjoyed politics, and was a skilled craftsman and problem solver, having built their house. The couple enjoyed travelling together, and were devoted Catholics, doing a lot of work with the church. They worked with the Fresh Air Program for several years, fostering children for summers and giving them the experience of farm life.

They were members of the Holy Name of Mary Church in Ellicottville, and Joe was a 4th Degree with the Knights of Columbus, where he served as the Grand Knight of the Pope John II Council #12549. He was also a member of the 4th Degree Color Corp and the Holy Name of Mary Ushers Club.

Teresa is survived by a brother, Walter (Gloria) Kaluzienski, Leesburg, VA; Joseph is survived by his twin sister, Josephine Beckman, Laguna Woods, CA, and his brother, Peter (Joan) Jedrzejek, Thousand Oaks, CA; together, they have countless nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Michael Kaluzienski and Joseph Kaluzienski, and two sisters, Sophie Narowski and Mary Machniak.

He was predeceased by five brothers, Louis Jedrzejek, John Jedrzejek, Edmund Jedrzejek, Tadeusz Jedrzejek, Edward Jedrzejek, and four sisters, Frances Biel, Monica Bzdak, Theresa Mason, and Helen Ward.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 3 – 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Holy Name of Mary Church on Saturday, June 1st at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Tim Koester, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Ellicottville, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Catholic Charities, 741 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 or the Knights of Columbus, 1530 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.