She was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Lorain, was a founding member of the P.T.O; Altar and Rosary Society, choir, and the Cursillo Movement. Bernice enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, traveling, was noted for her chiffon cakes, and was affectionately called “Aunt Cookie”.
Left to cherish her memories are her children, Gerald (Monika) of Surprise, Arizona, Janice (Robert) Buckholtz of Englewood, Ohio, Norman (Tammy) of Mantua, Ohio, Joseph (Kathie) of Crawdfordsville, Indiana, and John (Rosemary) of Lorain; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Josephine Schneider, Helen Chmielewski, Mary Poprock, and Stella James.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Milton F. Sadowski; her parents, Blazej and Stella (Ginalski) Olejko; brothers, Joseph Olejko, Frank Olejko, John Olejko, Alex Olejko; infant brother, Karolek; and sister, Jenni Walend.
The family will receive friends Sunday, March 30, 2014, from 1 to 5 P.M., in Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961, where The Altar and Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 1 P.M. Funeral Services will be Monday, March 31, 2014, at 9:30 A.M., in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 A.M., at Nativity BVM Catholic Church, 418 W. 15th St., Lorain, where Reverend Father Robert J. Glepko, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Sadowski family plot at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.