RATHKE - Olga J. (nee Gianadda) February 16, 2013, at 93 years of age, wife of the late Edward J. Rathke; loving mother of Patricia (Daniel) Sobus and Edward J., Jr. (Colleen) Rathke; dearest grandmother of Melissa (Michael) Reilly, Julie (James) Maciejewski, Sarah Rathke, Michael (Stephanie) Rathke, Matthew (Melissa) Rathke, Brian Rathke and great-grandmother of Michael and Brendan; dear sister of Ann (Rudolph) Casarsa and the late Henry (Rensa) Gianadda, late Edmond (late Violet) Gianadda, late Margaret (late Albert) Riess; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday 2-8 PM at REDDINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 657 Abbott Rd. (corner Red Jacket Pkwy), where a service will be held Tuesday at 9 AM and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 9:30 AM. Friends are invited. Memorial tributes may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of Stella Niagara and/or Hospice Foundation of WNY. Olga was an enthusiastic Buffalo Bills fan and a season ticket holder since 1965, an accomplished pianist and an avid gardener.
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Published in the Buffalo News from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2013