Esther Deszcz

Esther Deszcz, 91, Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk passed away Sunday (June 15, 2014) at Absolut at Westfield after an extended illness.

She was born on June 19, 1922 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Stella Poweski.

A resident of this area for most of her life, Mrs. Deszcz would spend winters at her home in Orlando, Fla.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and the Dunkirk Senior Center.

Surviving are her son, Robert Deszcz and daughter Beth Wilkins, both of Dunkirk; three granddaughters, Pamela Sam, Traci Wilkins and Mrs. Christa Jones; a sister, Mrs. Phyllis Laurito of Fredonia; great-grandchildren Brittany Taylor, Chad Sam, Violet Wilkins, Stella Jones and Michael Jones; great great grandchild, Alijah Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew Deszcz, who died June 11, 1990; two brothers, Benjamin Poweski and Marion Poweska; and a sister, Evelyn Frye.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Private entombment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 3-5 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newman Funeral Home Inc.