Bernice L. Kresinski

Bernice L. Kresinski, 95, formerly of 319 Jefferson St. Oil City, Pa. passed away at 11:40 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2013 after a period of declining health. Born in Oil City, Pa. on April 10, 1917 daughter of the late John and Eleanor Timler Warcholic. She attended Assumption BVM 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 lifelong member of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Oil City. She 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. Mrs. Kresinski volunteered in the kitchen at Venango Catholic ( Christian ) High School for 12 years. Her hobbies were bingo and travel. She visited five continents. Bernice was married on April 25, 1943 in the Assumption BVM Church to Aloysius J. (Luke) Kresinski and he preceded her in death in 1988. She is survived by three children, Fr. Daniel J. Kresinski, Pastor of St. Anthonys of Padua Church in Sharon, Pa. and St. Adalberts of Farrell, Pa., Theodore J. and Toni Kresinski of Oil City and Theresa Ann and Steve Pallardy of Lexington,Ky.; three grandsons Kristofer and Jodiann Kresinski, Kevin and Lauren Kresinski and Benjamin Pallardy; three great-grandchildren, Ethan Kresinski, Jorja Kresinski and Jenna Dobiak. Other survivors include one sister, Helen Peterson of Meadville; and 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; and by sisters Ada Ford, Mary Wiltanger and Jane Warcholic; and by three brothers, Stanley, Joseph and Frank Warcholic and six infant siblings. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Assumption BVM Church. Fr. Daniel J. Kresinski as the main Celebrant and Fr. Justin P. Pino will be the Con-Celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Assumption BVM Church. On line condolences may be sent at

Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 30, 2013