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Saint Clairsville, OH: Mrs. Irene Gruczkowski, 85, of Saint Clairsville, OH, formerly of Corning, NY, passed away on February 27, 2014 at Forrest Hill Nursing Home. She was the daughter of Stanley and Stella Witkowski born on January 25, 1929 in Scranton, PA. She graduated from Westside High School in 1946. She married Edward Gruczkowski in 1950 and raised seven children. Irene is survived by her brother, Stanley Witkowski of Maple Heights, OH; daughter, Linda (Steve) Dean of Lake Hartwell, GA; son, Richard (Kathryn) Gruczkowski of Lilburn, GA; son, Gary (Traci) Gruczkowski of Cumming, GA; daughter, Gail (John) Welty of Wheeling, WV; daughter, Karen (Kevin) Lutomski of Asheville, NC; daughter, Leah (Tom) Holland of Nashville, TN; and grandchildren, Megan and Stephanie Dean, Erik and Mark Sampsell and Debra Hartman, Alexis, Zack and Ariel Gruczkowski, Kailey and Sydney Pajerski, and Grace Holland; great-grandchildren, Erin Sampsell, Allison, Katlyn and Emily Sampsell, Sarah and Matthew Hartman. Irene is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Gruczkowski and son, Eugene Gruczkowski. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 4-7 p.m. at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 East First Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church on Friday, March 7, 2014, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Academy, 158 State St., Corning, NY 14830. Irene's family has entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.
Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.
216 E. First St.
Corning, NY 14830
Published in Star-Gazette on Mar. 2, 2014