O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

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

Richard E. Zalewski

Mr. Richard E. Zalewski, 78, of 60 Frank Street, Salamanca, New York, died Sunday , (August 3, 2008) at his home surrounded by his family.

Born May 20, 1930 in Olean, New York he was the son of the late Edward and Sophie Pikulski Zalewski. He was married on January 15, 1955 in Holy Cross Church to the former Donna Prusinowski who survives.

Mr. Zalewski was employed for forty-eight years at the former Fancher Furniture Company retiring in 1995.

He was a member of Holy Cross Church, the Olean Stamp Club, a former member of the Holy Cross Athletic Club, was an avid bowler, and enjoyed woodworking, coin collecting, gardening, New York Yankees and his cats

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters Sharon (David) Mendell, Salamanca, New York; Carol Painter, Hinsdale, New York, one son, Kenneth (Julie) Zalewski, Little Valley, New York; three grandchildren, Kristie Mendell, Ryan Mendell, Kyle, Mendell, two great-grandchildren, Jaida Mendell, Cameron Mendel, all of Salamanca, New York.

He was predeceased by an infant son Kevin Zalewski.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM 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 Wednesday (August 6,2008) at 9:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM in Our Lady of Peace (Holy Cross) with the Rev. Piotr Zaczynski, pastor as celebrant.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, New York

The family suggests memorials to Home Care & Hospice, 1225 West State Street, Olean, New York, 14760

E condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com