Arline Ellen OLECKI

OLECKI, Arline Ellen died May 1, 2013. Born April 23, 1925 in Scranton, PA to the late William G. Thomas and Ethel Woodyatt Thomas, sister of the late William Thomas, Jr., Dorothy Thomas Ephault, Gary Thomas and beloved son, George Russell Ratcliffe Jr., who died in 1996 and was the widow of Edward J. Olecki married 51 years, who died on April 25, 2010. Survivors include half sister, Leona Thomas Pilkonis; niece, Dorothy Ephault Luther, both of PA; daughter-in-law, Joan (Liz) Ratcliffe; grandsons, Jeffrey, James and Jason Ratcliffe, all of Ladson, SC; and 5 great-grands; nieces & nephews; especially good friends, Stella, Peter, Mary, Margie, Lidia, and all who cared about her and tolerated her and laughed with her. Arline was a graduate of West Scranton High School Class of 1943. She and Ed came to Port Richey from Cleveland Ohio in 1978-79. Memberships were in American EXPOW FL ST Chapter #1, VFW 6180, Polish Legion American Vet 184, Polish American Social Club of Hudson, Pulaski Assoc. in Holiday. Visitation Tuesday 9 am until the service starts at 11 am at Dobies FH-Hudson. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with her husband, Ed. In lieu of flowers, etc., she requested to, "Just Remember Her".

Funeral Home

Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home & Crematory
9944 Hudson Ave Hudson, FL 34669
(727) 868-4441

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 6, 2013