Teresa Ann (Golembeski) Wycech, age 83, of Erie, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at her residence, on Sunday, August 24, 2014, with family at her side and knowing Jesus. She was born November 28, 1930, in Erie, to Polish immigrants.
Her mother, Wladyslawa (Florence) Bielska, was born in Wyszyny Koscielne, Mazowieckie, Poland, and immigrated to America in 1914 when she was 21 years old. Her father, Zygmunt Golembiewski, was born in Wojnowka, Mazowieckie, Poland, and immigrated to America in 1911 at age 20. They married in 1916. Teresa was the seventh of nine children born to Zygmunt and Wladyslawa. Other siblings include Zygmund, Genevieve, Leonard, Raymond, Dolores, and Edward Golembeski, Jean Paparazzo, and Elinor Grunzel
Teresa met and married Ben Wycech and was blessed with six children: Ben Wycech, Roger Wycech, Bill (Stephanie) Wycech, Joyce Wolfe, Cheryl Wycech, and Suzy (Chet) Woyicki. ("Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord. The fruit of the womb is a reward." Psalm 127:3). Later in life, Buscia enjoyed her crowning glory – her grandchildren: Missy Guzowski, Shawn (Jean) and Jeremy (Jennifer) Wycech, Bill and Jacob Stuckey, Shannon, Jesse, James, Jr., Brandon, and Scott McLanahan, and Rachelle Woyicki; and great-grandchildren, Forrest, Courtlynn, and Aubrey Stuckey, and Kylee Wycech, and future baby Stuckey. ("Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged." Proverbs 17:6).
Teresa was an employee at Marx Toys in Erie and Elgin Electronics of Waterford, a caregiver, and a rectory cook. She was a member of St. Boniface Church and St. Boniface Ushers' Club, and a local bowling league.
Teresa spoke both English and Polish and learned the ways of her Polish culture. She was an excellent cook, and made the best chicken soup, golabki, fried chicken, and meatloaf. She enjoyed her flower garden and especially her roses, her pets, and most enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She looked forward to family reunions, the Zabawa celebration, and enjoyed reminiscing about her childhood. The past few years, she enjoyed short car trips in the country, and going to Findley Lake for Addie's Ice Cream.
She will be greatly missed and her legacy will continue on through her children and her children's children.
The family would like to graciously thank all her doctors, nurses, and caregivers, and extend special thanks to Great Lakes Hospice for their support; Dr. Duchini for her care of Teresa; Dr. Figura, and Dr. Liszka, and nurse, Julie Briggs for their gracious kindness and sensitivity.
Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and are invited to attend a Funeral Service there on Friday at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. Ed Nicholson. Interment will be private. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com
Published in the Erie Times-News on Aug. 27, 2014