Leona J. Bartz Olszewski, age 93, of Erie passed away Friday January 4, 2013 at Erie Presbyterian Lodge. Born March 9, 1919 in Toldedo, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Hintz Bartz. Leona was a credit clerk at J. C. Penney's for over 25 years. She lived most of her life in Apache Junction, Ariz. She loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Olszewski in 1992; a daughter, Joleen Rodgers; a son, Gerald Olszewski; and two brothers, Robert and Richard Bartz. Survivors include five grandchildren, Lisa Chaffey, husband William Jr., of Loveland, Colo., Andrea McCall, of Erie, Shelly Rodgers, of Fairview, Patrick Rodgers, of Eugene, Ore. and Michael Rodgers of Denver, Colo.; four great-grandchildren, Brittany McCall, Shawn McCall, Danielle Rodgers, and Madeline Rodgers; and a son-in-law, Andrew J. Rodgers, wife Cheryl of Erie. Friends are invited to a Funeral Liturgy on Friday, January 11, 2013 at St. George Church, 5145 Peach Street, at 10:30 a.m. followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Regional Cancer Center, 2500 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505. Arrangements are being handled by the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard. Condolences and photos may be added at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 9, 2013