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Obituary - Wanda Kolwaite

Wanda Kolwaite

Date of Passing: May 21st, 2008

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Wanda Kolwaite, 91, of Oriskany Falls, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at the Sitrin Health Care Center in New Hartford. She was born October 18, 1916, in Utica, the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Mazur Wolanski. In 1936, at Holy Trinity Church, Utica, she married Andrew Kolwaite. He passed away in 1975. For 20 years, Mrs. Kolwaite was employed with the Utica State Hospital, retiring in 1978. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church, Oriskany Falls. Mrs. Kolwaite is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Marilyn of Oriskany Falls and Sharon and Daniel of Sauquoit; a sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Leo Cieslak of Oriskany Falls; three grandchildren, Jean, Jennifer and Melodie; and four great grandchildren, Amelia, Bryanne, Sophie and Helen. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and John Wolanski. The funeral will be Saturday at 10 am from the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville and 10:30 am from St. Joseph's Church, Oriskany Falls, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. A calling hour will be held Saturday from 9-10, prior to the service, at the funeral home.


My condolences to all. Gram was a wonderful person and always treated me so well. She did so many kind things for me and offered me sound advice growing up. I will remember her fondly forever.
Mike Roher

Wanda was a lovely neighbor. Chats with her on Cooper St. or at church were so enjoyable. She was a cheerful, engaging person and we will miss her in Oriskany Falls. I think she would wink and smile if she knew she had me fooled - I had no idea she was in her 90's!
Judy Engle

Sorry to hear about your loss, she was a wonderful person and will be remebered by all.

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing, I know your mom because my mother worked with her and was good friends with her at Utica State Hospital. My mother was Florence Smith, I remember you Marilyn because I think you wall papered my mothers house. I also talked with your momo when mine died. My husband and I bought my mom's house. I am very sorry and I am sure you remember me. Please email me at my home email. Sincerely Julie Smith Fortham
Julie Smith Fortnam

To the Kolwaite Family: We are sorry to learn of our Mother,Sister, and Grandmother passing away. She was a good person and a good friend when we needed someone. We wish we could pay our respect to her. Just remember the good memories of her and your father. To "Doctor" Kolwaite from "Billy Boy", Mike and Sandra [Hamelik] kelley.
Sandra (Hamelik) Kelley

So, sorry to hear about your mom. We will be unable to attend her service, but wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jim, Rose and Family
James & Rose Kolwaite

i am so sorry to here about

Dear Kolwaite family: I am very saddened by Aunt Wanda's passing. She was so dear to me and was especially kind to us when we were young and left without a mother. Alice C. Kolwaite Olejnik