Norman E. Woloszyn
Norman E. Woloszyn, 80, of Dunkirk, died Tuesday morning (Aug. 7, 2018) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 1, 1937 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Peter and Angeline Woloszyn.
A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Norman served as treasurer for the city of Dunkirk for more than 35 years, retiring in April 1995. His career as a public servant began in January 1960 when he was hired as a clerk in the treasurer’s office. He was appointed acting treasurer in 1973 and had been re-elected 11 times, serving under 10 different mayors.
Known for his sense of humor and affable nature, Norman always had a smile and a kind word or joke for all the residents who passed through his office.
He enjoyed horse racing and, in his youth, he liked to race homing pigeons.
Popular in the community, he was a parishioner of Blessed Mary Angela Parish, Church of St. Hedwig, where he was a member of the St. Hedwig’s Cemetery Committee. He was a life member of the First Ward Falcon Club, Kosciuszko Polish Home, Dunkirk Falcon Club, Moniuszko Club and Daniel Anson Hose Co. No. 3.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly (Bartholomew) Woloszyn, whom he married Sept. 2, 1978; three stepsons, Richard, Edward (Tina) and Daniel Wallace; two daughters, Marie (Darcy) Lawson and Donna (Jeff) Lee; two brothers, John (Nancy) Woloszyn and Daniel (Pina) Woloszyn; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Thadeusz, Chester J., Matthew, Albin and Raymond Woloszyn.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass which will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at 10 o’clock in Blessed Mary Angela Parish, Church of St. Hedwig. There will be no prior calling hours. Entombment will be in the Columbarium of St. Hedwig’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Hedwig’s Cemetery Fund, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk, NY 14048.
Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.