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Florence A. Schank

February 9, 2019 March 21, 2019
Florence A. Schank
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Obituary for Florence A. Schank

Gowanda, NY - Florence A. Schank, 100, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Absolut Care of Salamanca. She was born in Gowanda, NY on February 9, 1919, daughter of the late John and Felicia Skoczylas. She was a member of the first ever first grade class of St. Joseph's School and graduated in 1931. She was a Class of 1935 graduate of Gowanda Central School and as well as from the Chown School of Business. Ms. Schank was employed by Gowanda Central School as secretary to the superintendent for 29 years and during WWII, was a purchasing agent for C.E. Knowles Manufacturing Co. She was a charter member and former secretary of St. Joseph's Parish Council as well as its altar and rosary society and served as a parish RENEW hostess. She was also a past member of the St. Joseph's School Board of Education, past member and secretary of Gr. 651 Polish Women's Alliance, past tutor at Collins Corrections, and was neighborhood chairman for numerous fund drives.
Ms. Schank is survived by two sons; John (Susanne) Schank of Cheektowaga, NY and Martin (Phyllis) Schank of Little Valley, NY as well as two grandchildren; Zachary and Rachel Schank, two-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she is predeceased by a grandson, Peter Schank, and her three siblings and their spouses; Helen Strauss, Gen Lind, and Walter Skoczylas.
Friends may call on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 East Main St. Gowanda,NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Thursday at 11 AM from St. Joseph's RC Church in Gowanda.
Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's RC Church.


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Visitation

Thursday

28

Mar

9:30 AM 3/28/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 3/28/2019 10:30:00 AM
Mentley Funeral Home - Gowanda

105 E. Main Street
Gowanda, NY 14070

Mentley Funeral Home - Gowanda
105 E. Main Street Gowanda 14070 NY
United States

mass of christian burial

Thursday

28

Mar

11:00 AM 3/28/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph's RC Church

26 Erie Ave.
Gowanda, NY 14070

St. Joseph's RC Church
26 Erie Ave. Gowanda 14070 NY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Holy Cross Cemetery - Gowanda Final Resting Place

Cemetery Hill Road
Gowanda, NY 14070

Cemetery Hill Road Gowanda 14070 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph's RC Church

26 Erie Ave.
Gowanda, NY 14070
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