Obituary for Jane Wrobel
WROBEL - Jane C. (nee Mazur) May 30, 2017 at age 91. Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Wrobel, Sr.; loving mother of Margaret Witkowski, Mary Jane (Sal) Burgio, Pamela (Gerald) Platek and Edward (Jane) Wrobel, Jr.; devoted grandmother of Christopher, Mary Frances, Katie, Victoria and Edward III; great-grandmother of Karlee and Bailee; dear sister of Albin (late Florence), Richard (late Pamela), Barbara (late Gerald) Vick and the late Anne (late Felix) Cich, Matthew (late Lottie), Regina (late Stanley) Warren, Frank (Joan), Helen (late Joseph) Biggie, Mary Louise (late James) Ryan, Walter and Valentine (Maryann) Mazur; dearest sister-in-law of Freda (late Walter) Wrobel; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the KOLANO FUNERAL HOME, 396 Amherst St. (near Grant) Friday 9 AM and Assumption Church at 9:30. Friends invited. Visitation Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Jane was a member of the Assumption Church Mother’s Club and Rosary Society. Donations to the Assumption Church Preservation Fund are appreciated. Please share your memories and online condolences at www.KOLANOFUNERALHOME.com
Jane C. Wrobel, 91, co-owner of hobby shop in Black Rock
Sept. 11, 1925 – May 30, 2017
Jane C. Wrobel, of Buffalo, former co-owner and operator of a hobby shop in Black Rock, died Tuesday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. She was 91.
Born in Buffalo, the sixth of 12 children, the former Jane Mazur attended Assumption Elementary School and worked at the former Gates Laundry.
Mrs. Wrobel joined her husband, Edward J., in operating the Hobby Lodge, a toy and model shop on Grant Street near Amherst Street, after they were married in 1945 and helped run it until his death in 2001.
A lifelong parishioner at Assumption Catholic Church in Black Rock, she was active in the Mothers Club and the Altar and Rosary Society.
She coordinated a fundraising candy bar sale with the Mothers Club to help acquire a vehicle for the nuns at Assumption Elementary School.
Until last year, she continued to volunteer at the church’s Tuesday Bingo games and helped count Sunday tithes. She also was active in the Alhambra Women’s Sultanas.
Survivors include a son, Edward J. Jr.; three daughters, Margaret Witkowski, Mary Jane Burgio and Pamela Platek; two brothers, Albin Mazur and Richard Mazur; a sister, Barbara Vick; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday June 2nd, in Assumption Church, 435 Amherst St.
By Dale Anderson
Published The Buffalo News Thursday, Jun 1, 2017