OIL CITY - Bernice L. Kresinski, 95, formerly of 319 Jefferson St., Oil City, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Monday (Jan. 28, 2013) after a period of declining health.
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Born in Oil City on April 10, 1917, she was a daughter of the late John and Eleanor Timler Warcholic. On April 25, 1943, in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, she married Aloysius J. Luke Kresinski, who preceded her in death in 1988.
She attended Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Grade School and Oil City High School.
Working for a few years as a waitress at Chacona's Restaurant in Oil City, she was mainly a homemaker, and life-long member of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Oil City.
Mrs. Kresinski enjoyed being a member of the Golden Agers of the Assumption and the Rosary Society. She was also a life member of both the Pulaski and the PNA. She volunteered in the kitchen at Venango Catholic (Christian) High School for 12 years. Her hobbies were bingo and travel. She visited five continents.
She is survived by three children, the Rev. Daniel J. Kresinski, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Sharon, and St. Adalbert of Farrell, Theodore J. (Toni) Kresinski of Oil City and Theresa Ann (Steve) Pallardy of Lexington, Ky.; three grandsons, Kristofer (Jodiann) Kresinski, Kevin (Lauren) Kresinski and Benjamin Pallardy; three great-grandchildren, Ethan Kresinski, Jorja Kresinski and Jenna Dobiak; one sister, Helen Peterson of Meadville; two sisters-in-law, Winifred Kresinski of Oil City and Susan Warcholic of Bridgeville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by a son, Timothy Kresinski in 1952; three sisters, Ada Ford, Mary Wiltanger and Jane Warcholic; three brothers, Stanley, Joseph and Frank Warcholic; and six infant siblings.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church with the Rev. Daniel J. Kresinski as the main celebrant and the Rev. Justin P. Pino as the con-celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church.
Online condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, 2013