Genevieve Szeremeta

Obituary of Genevieve R. Szeremeta

Genevieve, lovingly known as “Aunt Jean,” was a quiet but opinionated woman who knew how to stand her ground. A woman of faith, she also held religion and attending church in high priority. As she aged and travel became more difficult, she made sure to watch mass on television. Born and raised in the old first ward of South Buffalo as one of five sisters, Genevieve was very proud to have graduated from South Park High School, at the time, not everyone had the opportunity for such an accomplishment. After graduating, Genevieve worked in various office positions, including many years with Alemite Autoparts, her last job before retiring was as a secretary for the Erie County Family Services. One of the most significant parts of Genevieve’s life was her family. Her family was everything to her. She enjoyed spending time with her sisters and seeing her beloved nieces and nephews. She loved to host the Polish Wigilia at her home on Christmas Eve every year. She insisted on hosting because she had the dishwasher. Her claims to fame were a great hash and unbeatable potato salad. Her family stayed an essential aspect of her life, and as she aged, she relied on her niece, Elaine, to help her. When not hosting her family, attending church, or working, Geneive loved immersing herself in culture. She enjoyed attending stage plays, watching the ballet, and going to the movies. One of her favorite pastimes was shopping. Genevieve enjoyed shopping at L.L. Berger’s, Hengerer’s, Oppenheim Collins, and JN Addams, well into her 90s. She even frequented the upstairs tea room at JN Addams. An impeccable dresser, she had so many deals that she didn’t get to wear them all. During any month, Aunt Jean could also be found enjoying Maple Walnut or Butter Pecan ice cream at Charlap’s. When not staying busy, she loved to listen to her old transistor radio and enjoyed Rush Limbaugh, Tom Bauerle, Rachel Ray, and the oldie son WECK Radio. “Aunt Jean” will be forever loved and missed by all those who knew her. Szeremeta, Genevieve R. “Aunt Jean” January 28, 2021 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved sister of the late Helen (late Stanley) Barkowski, late Bernice (late Stephen) Bania, late Josephine (late Joseph) Tyczka, and late Florence (late Ted) Przybyl; cherished aunt of Elaine Barkowski, Michael Barkowski, Richard Przybyl, and Thomas Przybyl. Friends received on Tuesday from 8 – 9:30 AM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919, where prayers will be held at 9:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 10 AM at St. Bernadette’s Roman Catholic Church. Flowers gratefully declined. To ensure safety and health of family and guests, please wear a face mask and maintain social distancing. Please leave online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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Tuesday
2
February

Visitation

8:00 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Tuesday
2
February

Prayers

9:30 am
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Tuesday
2
February

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church
5930 S. Abbott Rd
Orchard Park, New York, United States
716-649-3090