Obituary of Priscilla A. Sholtez
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SHOLTEZ-Priscilla A. (Pawlas) Of Eden, NY; June 22, 2021. Devoted wife of Frank Sholtez. Beloved mother of Laura (Brian) Wickett and Donna Didion. Caring grandmother of Shaun, Mara, Anna, Emily, John Paul “JP” Wickett and Julia Didion (father, Jeffrey Didion). Special grandmother to Kayla Steinmueller, Donna’s niece. Loved daughter of the late Helen Pawlas. Special sister-in-law of the late Doris Wodzinski. Priscilla was born in Lackawanna NY in 1940 to her loving mother Helen Pawlas. She had a happy childhood living next door to her best friend Dorothy. She graduated from Lackawanna High in 1958, and remained lifelong friends with many classmates. At age 20 she married her husband, Frank, at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church. They settled in Lackawanna and welcomed their two daughters. In 1968 they moved to North Boston (Eden) where they resided for the rest of her life. They celebrated their 60th anniversary in October of 2020. Priscilla started working in administrative services at Eden Central School in the early 70’s, advancing to senior clerk typist in charge of attendance, purchase orders, and the switchboard in the high school. She served as president of the CSEA, and was very involved in the union. Most importantly, co-workers could always depend on her to help solve any problem, and she made many dear friends over the years. She retired in 2004. Priscilla was active in the Boston Welcome Wagon from 1968 until it transitioned to the Southtowns Friendship Club, which she was active in for the rest of her life. She served as President of both clubs, as well as various other positions. When her daughters were children, she was involved in the Boston Valley Violets 4-H club, teaching candy making where she honed her skills for making peanut brittle. Every year she made Christmas gifts of homemade peanut brittle for many friends and family. During the rest of the year she was known to drop off her famous blueberry muffins (or cookies) for almost any occasion. Priscilla loved her family dearly and was a proud grandmother to her 6 grandchildren and one bonus grandchild, her daughter Donna’s niece Kayla. She loved her nephews (late) David, Paul (Erin), Mark, Carl and niece Joyce very much, along with her godchildren, especially Tom. She was a faithful friend to so many people she met along her life’s journey, and enjoyed day trips, coffee outings and meals out with her many groups of friends. She touched many lives with her kindness, generosity, compassion, and love. Priscilla was a woman of strong, quiet faith that she lived intentionally in her love for others. She was a long-time parishioner of SS Peter & Paul Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30AM in SS Peter and Paul Church, 66 E. Main St. Hamburg. There is no wake. Graveside services will be at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice of WNY or the American Cancer Society. Words of sympathy on www.LaingFuneralHome.com
Saturday, June 26, 2021
SS Peter & Paul RC Church
66 E. Main St.
Hamburg, New York, United States
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