Irene Alice (Jarzomski) Staszewski

Born: Wed., Dec. 21, 1927
Died: Thu., Mar. 28, 2019

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Tue., Apr. 02, 2019
Location: St. Boniface Church

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Irene Alice (Jarzomski) Staszewski, age 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Forestview Skilled Nursing Center in Erie, PA.  Irene was born in Erie on December 21, 1927, the daughter of the late Dominic and Emilia (Podurgiel) Jarzomski.  She graduated from East High School and worked at General Electric during WWII.  She retired from her secretarial job at Erie County Technical School.

Irene married Edward A. Staszewski on August 14, 1947.  He preceded her in death on April 21, 2014.  She was a member of St. Boniface Church.

Irene had a way of letting everyone know how important they were and how much she enjoyed their company.  She welcomed everyone into her home and could whip up something to eat and hot pot of coffee for unexpected guests.  She was a good listener and offered guidance and solutions to whatever was troubling you.

Besides her parents and husband of 66 years, Irene was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Renee Wettekin, seven brothers Dominic, Walter, William, Stanley, Joseph, Alphonse and Frank; and four sisters Sophie Jarzomski, Helen Truchanowicz, Dorothy Kosiorek and Ann Kruszewicz.

Survivors include a daughter Susan (husband Charles) Wettekin and a son Edward Staszewski, six grandchildren Kelsey Staszewski, Michele (Steve) Wisniewski, Brian, Matthew (Jill) and Steven Wettekin, fourteen great-grandchildren, and three  great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Irene's family wishes to extend a heartfelt "Thank You" to our Forestview “Family” for their care and compassion for Irene and us during her six year residency there.

Arrangements are being handled by the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, Inc., 459 East 12th Street, Erie, PA 16503. Relatives and friends are invited to call at St. Boniface Church, 9367 Wattsburg Rd, Erie, PA 16509 Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon.  Burial will follow in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Kuhl Hose Co., 3131 Wattsburg Rd, Erie, PA  16510; St. Boniface Food Pantry, 9333 Tate Rd # 115, Erie, PA 16509, or the charity of your choice. Please send condolences to

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   Posted Sat May 04, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. When someone you love dies, you often find some measure of comfort in the memories you have. Something else that can bring comfort is the knowledge that you are not alone in your remembrance of them. John 5:28, 29: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...” The term “memorial tombs” as used in this verse carries the implication of preserving the memory of the one who has died. In this context it suggests that the person who died is remembered by God. So overtime you may feel that you are the only one who remembers your loved one, but God has not forgotten then. His memory is not ravaged by time, and he will use his memory to restore life to those who have fallen asleep in death. May this knowledge bring you comfort during this difficult time.

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