PAWENSKI - Edward J. October 28, 1919-January 29, 2013. Surrounded by family, Edward J. Pawenski rejoined his wife in their Heavenly Home on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 after a brief illness. He was in the Navy during WWII
. After the war he and his wife owned and operated the Pawenski Funeral Home in North Tonawanda for 28 years. He later joined M&T Bank serving as Executive Vice President until retiring in 1986. From 1960-2012 he served on the Board of Trustees of NCCC, becoming the longest serving trustee in NY State at 52 1/2 years. In addition, Edward was a member of many church and civic organizations. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 68 years Frances (nee Pietak); his parents John and Pauline Pawenski; his daughter Candice; sisters Mary Crevier and Helen Oreshan; He is also survived by his four loving daughters Dale Ann Harvey, Edda (Gary) Slowinski, Faith (Richard) Andres, Georgette (William) Schultz; and 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1-4 and 6-9 at the Colucci (Formerly Pawenski) Funeral Home, 652 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, NY on Friday, February 1, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at OLC Church, 57 Center St., North Tonawanda, NY on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Edward Pawenski to the NCCC Foundation Scholarship Fund, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn, NY 14132.