Fredonia: Agnes C. Wdowiasz, 74, of Straight Road, Fredonia, died Sunday, December 23rd, at her residence, following a lengthy illness. She was born in the Town of Villenova, on October 16, 1938, the daughter of Helen (Lawton) Ostrye, of Forestville and the late Frank Schneider.
Mrs. Wdowiasz was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1956 and was formerly active with the Sheridan United Methodist Church. She was a member of the former Busy Bee’s Home Bureau and had a very strong faith in God. Mrs. Wdowiasz made & distributed over 2,000 beaded angels to various people throughout the area as a secret ministry and enjoyed making & giving wedding cakes over the years. She had a special way of making anyone who married into the family, feel like they were one of her own children.
Survivors include her husband, Robert M. Wdowiasz of Fredonia, whom she married on November 16, 1957, in the former St. John Bosco RC Church, Sheridan, three daughters, Cheryl (Robert) Pokoj, of Dunkirk, Wendy (Brian) Crosato, of Tarpon Springs, FL, Kimberly (Bart) Scheer, of Falconer, a son Wayne (Lynette) Wdowiasz, of Silver Creek, three sisters, Ida Carter, of Sarasota, FL, Vicky (Edward) Schafer of Forestville, Theresa Ann Ostrye, of Dunkirk, three brothers, Milton (Dorothy) Schneider, of Forestville, Nicholas (Coralee) Ostrye, of Sarasota, FL and Michael Ostrye, of Forestville. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Besides her father she was predeceased by her stepfather Raymond Ostrye.
There will be no visitation observed. Private Services will be at the convenience of the family, interment will be in Forestville Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the HOSPICE Chautauqua County, Inc. 20 W. Fairmount Avenue Lakewood, NY 14750. Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.