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Gloria Jean Bartowski
Died: Oct 21, 2017
Gloria Jean Bartowski

BARTOWSKI - Gloria Jean

Ms. Gloria Jean Bartowski, age 97 passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 after an extended illness.. She was born in the family home in the Kaisertown section of Buffalo on October 25, 1920, the duaghter of Ignatius and Florence (nee Wysocki) Bartowski.

Gloria worked for many years at South Buffalo Mercy Hospital in the cafeteria and later as a secretary in the admissions office. She enjoyed playing the piano and for almost 35 years taught piano free of charge to anyone interested. Over the course of her piano insturctions, it is estimated she had 260 students.  Many of these students would get together to play for her when she was at home as well as in the nursing home.

She loved Buffalo and was an avid Buffalo Bills Fan and Sabers Fan. She enjoyed Bingo, reading and cooking. She was very proud of her Polish heritage. She was the happiest when she was in the kitchen surrounded by her small but close-knit family sharing family stories.

Gloria is pre-deceased by her parents and two brothers; Leonard (the late Helen) Bartowski and James (the late Rose) Bartowski and two sisters; Frances (the late Ronald) Blamowski and Kathleen (the late Frederick) Oliver. She is survived by her brother Flloyd (the late Cecelia) Bartowski of Portland, OR. She was very much like a mother to 18 nieces and nephews, 22 great nieces and nephews and 7 great great nieces and nephews. She loved animals and always missed be best friend and companion "Alfie", her poodle of 14 years.

At her request, there will be a private service and interment at the convenience. There will be no calling hours. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the St. Casimir Church Restoration Fund 160 Cable Street Buffalo NY 14206

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Final arrangements have been entrusted to the KEVIN M. MASON FUNERAL HOME 154 Weimar Street Buffalo New York 14206 (716) 362-0199  Fax: (716) 462-5535  www.kevinmmasonfuneralhome  email: kevinmmason@yahoo.com

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