May 1, 2009
Stella Pilawa Whitesboro Stella C. Pilawa, 82, a lifelong area resident died on Friday, May 3, 2009 at Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare after a prolonged illness. She was born in New York Mills on February 9, 1927 the daughter of Jan and Katarzyna Tuman Pula and attended local schools. On October 18, 1947, Stella was united in marriage to her beloved Chester Pilawa at St. Mary's Church, New York Mills; a loving union shared for over 61 years until his death on March 30, 2009. She was employed with several area businesses including Brown Brothers which Stella always boasted was her favorite job at which she had the most fun. She later retired from the Ramada Inn. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Utica. Her survivors include her two sons, Donald and his wife Diana Pilawa of Minoa and Dennis and his companion Kimberly Brennan of Chardon, OH; several sisters and brothers-in-law; to include a sister-in-law, her Confirmation and God Daughter, Lydia and her husband Gustav Bitzer of New Hartford. Also included are 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Stanley and Frank Pula. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 8:30am at the Kowalczyk Funeral Home 1156 Lincoln Avenue, Utica at 9am at Holy Trinity Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends may call Today from 4 until 7pm. Burial will take place in Holy Trinity Cemetery. In Stella's memory, contributions may be made to the Stevens Swan Humane Society of Oneida County, 5664 Horatio Street, Utica, NY 13502 Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Light a Candle at: www.kowalczykfuneralhomes.com
Stella Pilawa Whitesboro Stella C. Pilawa, 82, a lifelong area resident died on Friday, May 3, 2009 at Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare after a prolonged illness. She was born in New York Mills on February 9, 1927 the daughter of... View Obituary & Service Information
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