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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.

10 Comments on Obituary Notice- Agnes C. Wdowiasz

  1. sharon snyder says:

    Bob,family,
    We were so sorry to hear the bad news.Our heartfelt thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.God bless, Sharon and Dan Snyder

  2. Nancy Walcutt says:

    I send my condolences to Agnes’s family. I am Raymond Ostrye’s niece and thus Agnes’s cousin. Again, I am very sorry for your loss. Nancy

  3. Steve Spears says:

    Wayne, please accept my condolences on the passing of your mom.

    Steve

  4. Jean and Joey Allen Wdowiasz says:

    Dear Bob and Family, You have our deepest sympathy and want you to know that Agnes will be in our hearts and minds forever as we have always loved and cherished the kind of person Agnes was and what she stood for. Our prayers and thoughts will always be with you both. We love you, Joey and Jean.

  5. Jean and Joey Allen Wdowiasz says:

    Dear Bob and Family, You have our deepest sympathy and want you to know that Agnes will be in our hearts and minds forever as we have always loved and cherished the kind of person Agnes was and what she stood for. Our prayers and thoughts will always be with you both. We love you, Joey and Jean.

  6. Renee Schwertfeger says:

    Kim,
    It has been forever, but I remember so many days going over your house and sitting at the table or livingroom with your mom and you…. My how we all LOVED to talk :) ! I used to see her every now and then and always stopped and said Hi and asked how you were. She was a GREAT lady :). Her smile will live on in my memory. May God bring His healing love to you and your family,
    Renee (Schwertfeger) Pasquale

  7. Carole & Bill Gorman says:

    Bob &Family
    We are so sorry to hear about Agnes. You have our deepest sympathy and condolences.

    The Gorman Family

  8. Ian and Michele Foley says:

    To the entire Wdowiasz family, Michele and I send our deepest condolences. Your family has long held a very special place in the hearts of the Foley family. Agnes fought a long, hard battle with cancer, allowing us all to enjoy and cherish her just a bit longer here on Earth. Your memories of her will bring smiles and laughter to you in time, and comfort you when needed. Rest in peace, Mrs. W, and God Speed.

  9. kimberly scheer says:

    Thank you to all…for leaving your messages. Our family was blessed to have such a wonderful woman in our lives and such good friends. thank you again.

  10. David Rundell says:

    I just saw this. I am so sorry to hear. I knew Agnes many years ago through her sister. I remember even then what a special person she was.

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