April 12, 2008
Antoinette M. Jankiewicz Utica/Clinton With her family around her Antoinette passed calmly on to her God and the many family and friends who had preceded her on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Hospital . Born in Utica on April 24, 1919 daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Szymko Lobaczewski. She was educated in local schools. On October 26, 1940 married Charles B. Jankiewicz at St Stanislaus Church. Antoinette worked for Sears and Roebuck starting as a sales person. She retired as a manager of two departments. Antoinette was recognized several times during her career. She was a member of the Kopernik Memorial Assn. Polish Cultural Center. Antoinette served on several committees and assisted in the planning of the annual gala for the association. She was a member of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes and the West Side Seniors. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She beamed with pride at the accomplishments of her three sons. Antoinette was very proud of her lifelong commitment to her family and her church. She was also proud of her home and garden on Lamb Street, and was known for many years as the mayor of Lamb Street. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren Tiffany and Chris whom she cherished. They were the center of her life. Her Thursday friends at the West Side Senior Center were her priority throughout the 90s. She leaves her son James and Nancy Jankiewicz of Utica and their daughter Tiffany her husband Cameron Gibb of Delmar; a son Charles and Kathy Jankiewicz of Santa Fe, New Mexico; June Jankiewicz daughter-in-law of Apopka, Florida; Stella and George Smith, her sister of Conyers, Georgia; Helen and Russ Daugherty, her sister of Ocala, Florida a Sister-in-law Dorothy Vitkowski of Whitesboro as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She especially appreciated visits from Hank and Betty Diana as well as Claude and Barbara De Gruesh and their sons Steve and Danny. She was preceded by her husband of fifty years by Charles B. Jankiewicz, her sister Ann Tine, her son John and grandson Christopher. She kept John and Chris close to her heart and missed them both very much. Antoinette very much enjoyed her three years at Alterra Villas. She made many new friends and truly enjoyed the many opportunities there. Last summer she rode a motorcycle, flew in a hot air balloon and helicopter all for the first time. Each resident at Alterra could tell a tale about Toni and the Alterra store. Meg Cardamone, Ken, Janet, Donna and the staff at Alterra provided her many a special time and experience. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9:15 at the Kowalczyk Funeral Home 284 Main Street New York Mills and at 10am at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday (today) from 4 until 7pm. Burial will take place in Holy Trinity Cemetery. The family requests that in place of floral tributes those wishing to do so make a contribution to the Kopernik Memorial Association P.O. Box 911 Utica, NY 13503 in Antoinettes name.
Antoinette M. Jankiewicz Utica/Clinton With her family around her Antoinette passed calmly on to her God and the many family and friends who had preceded her on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Hospital . Born in Utica on April 24,... View Obituary & Service Information
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