OLEAN - Genevieve B. "Jane" Pikulski, 101, of East Water Street, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2014) surrounded by many family and friends at Olean General Hospital.
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Born Dec. 4, 1912, in Clarendon, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Joanne Owcarz Bugno. On Nov. 4, 1930, at Transfiguration Church, she married Joseph L. "Pike" Pikulski, Sr., who passed away April 27, 1992.
When she was 13 years old, she moved to Olean with her family. Jane worked for AVX Corporation for 17 years, retiring in 1976. In her younger years, she enjoyed crocheting and baking, especially her pepperoni bread and breadsticks, which her family loved. She also enjoyed traveling, visiting with family and friends, and playing cards and scrabble. She was a member of St. John's Church.
Surviving are her two sons, Raymond L. (Paula) Pikulski of Sarasota, Fla. and Joseph L. (Meredith) Pikulski of Westlake Village, Calif.; a daughter, Barbara (Charles) MacRoy of Sarasota, Fla., 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Helen Brokaw, of Olean; a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Pikulski, of Allegany; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Marie Malick, of Olean.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Edwin Pikulski; two sisters Julia Wallon and Mary Malick; a brother, Steve Bugno; a great-granddaughter, Emily Pikulski; and a great-great granddaughter, Skylar Gaylor.
Family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean. Funeral services will be held Saturday beginning with a prayer service in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday (March 1, 2014) at 10 a.m. in St. John's Church. Father Edward Sheedy, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany. A Scripture wake service will be held in the funeral home tonight at 8:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Church, 931 N. Union St., Olean, NY 14760 or the Cornerstone Medical Loan Closet, 920 N. Fourth Street, Olean, NY 14760.
Guenther Funeral Home Inc
1303 E State St Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2014