Obituary of Wanda Krystowska
Loving Mother, Daughter, Sister and Ciocia
Wanda Krystowska, 69, passed away peacefully on Saturday July 6, 2019 at Faxton - St. Luke's Healthcare with her loving family by her side.
Wanda was born inPoland, Europe on January 2, 1950 daughter of Maria Wozna and late Wladyslaw Wozny. She was united in marriage to Zygmunt Krystowski and from that union came the blessing of their children.
She was educated in Poland and employed for 18 years as an accountant.
In 1986 she emigrated to the United States where she helped care for her sister's children Mark, Krystyna and Diana. During this time she was also employed at Baker's Greenhouse until she retired. There she was valued for her positivity and strong work ethic. Tragically she lost her daughter early in life at age 9. While in the United State, she fought hard for many years to legally bring her son Gregory to the U.S. Both which were very difficult for her. She was a member of the Polish Community Club, the White Eagle Assn. and a parishioner of Holy Trinity Church. She was loyal and devoted to her faith in God and enjoyed praying the novena with her mother and friends.
She had a strong passion for gardening and loved flowers. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was known to make the best Polish delicacies for her family for special occasions and holidays. She had a love for music, especially the works of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. Her family was the joy of her life, whom she shared many Polish traditions and celebrations. Prior to her illness, Wanda cared and provided for her loving mother Maria.
She will be missed dearly by her family and friends and was taken away from them too soon.
Wanda is survived by her mother Maria, her son Grzegorz, her sister and brother in-law Donna and Edward Piekielniak, her two brothers and their spouses Zbigniew and Stefania Wozny, and Henryk and Irena Woznyall of Utica; her sister in-law Maria Wozna of England; many wonderful nieces and nephews,great nieces and nephews, and special cousins Christine and George Risley and Ray Tarasiewicz.
She was predeceased by her husband Zygmunt, her daughter Beata, and brother Jan Woznyin Poland.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday July 10 from 5:00-8:00 at the Kowalczyk Funeral Home 1156 Lincoln Avenue Utica.
Her funeral mass will be held on Thursday July 11
at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Church 1206 Lincoln Avenue Utica. Burial will take place in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Wanda had a difficult battle in her final months in and out of the hospital. She loved visiting with her family and appreciated the care they provided during this time especially her sister Donna, son Greg and niece Diana Piekielniak Alsheimer. Her family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all of the doctors and nurses of St. Luke's hospital and the Pines Rehabilitation Center. A very special thank you to Dr. MerimaRamovicfor her kindness, compassion and care.
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