Tonawanda News


May 27, 2014

Cecelia "Sally" Garthwaite


Cecelia "Sally" (nee Lorenc) Garthwaite, passed away in her 94th year on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Sally was the wife of the late Charles T. Garthwaite; and daughter of the late Jakob and Barbara (nee Mierzwa) Lorenc. Also predeceased by her sisters, Stella Lorenc and Jane Whitman and Jean Royer; brothers, Frank and Joseph Lorenc; sisters-in-law, Lillian and Frances Lorenc; brothers-in-law, David Zombotti and William Royer.
Sally enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was employed at Bell Aerospace, Wurlitzer Company and retired in 1985 from Moog Music. Sally was a lifelong resident of North Tonawanda and a lifelong member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Daniel) Licursi, Barbara Tokarczyk, and Susan West; six grandchildren, Jennifer Kelly, Steven (Debra) Tokarczyk, Betsy Tokarczyk, Jason (April) Swaney, Nicole Burpee and Dylan West; four great-grandchildren, Mason Kelly, Kiera and Brenon Tokarczyk and Chloe Swaney; three brothers, Edwin, Edward (Nancy) and Henry (MaryAnn) Lorenc; one sister, Mary Zombotti; one brother-in-law, J. Peter Whitman; and one sister-in-law, Frances Lorenc. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will be present to receive family and friends on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 4-8 PM at the Colucci Funeral Home, 652 Oliver St. at Fifth Ave., North Tonawanda (692-4917). Relatives and friends please assemble at church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, 626 Oliver Street. An interment service will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Tonawanda. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made in Sally's memory to Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity, 780 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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