Eleanor Winiarczyk

Eleanor Winiarczyk (Krainski)

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Eleanor Krainski Winiarczyk, 89, passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, August 14, at St. Mary’s East after a short illness.
Born June 1, 1930 in Erie, daughter of the late Stephen and Victoria (Buczynski) Krainski.
In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband , Ben and her sister Margaret Fedor.
Eleanor is survived by her son, Gregory Winiarczyk of Cleveland, Ohio and his wife Lori, her daughter Patricia of Pittsburgh, Pa. Her grandchildren, Tiffany Fowler(Tom) and Bradley Winiarczyk and two great grandsons, Lincoln and Preston and her sister, Katherine Krainski of Erie.

She graduated from Academy High School in 1948. In 1950, Eleanor began her married life with Ben which spanned over 67 wonderful years.
Eleanor worked at Erie Manufacturing & Supply early on in her career.
For over twenty years, Eleanor relished working with her second family at Mercyhurst College in the Athletic Department and Business School as the Administrative Assistant
A true life-long interest was reading and learning, reading at times a book a day. Always one to have her morning newspaper in hand and ready to take on the day.
Befriended many of the students and coaches and teachers throughout the years. Always had her candy dish full and was a great listener.
A beacon of positive energy and humbleness whenever she could be of assistance as a mentor, as a mother, wife, volunteer, patient or just a friend.
Eleanor loved watching sporting events supporting her children, always their biggest fan.
Tremendous passion for long term commitment in “Volunteerism” throughout her life.
Volunteered at the Library, in many St. John’s organizations including dinners after funerals. Was an active organizer and participant of many events at the Mercy Center Apartments where many lifelong friends were made.
Everyone looked forward to her special Christmas cookies. She loved to cook Holiday Dinners and invite relatives, neighbors and our friends throughout the years.
Eleanor enjoyed playing euchre, pinochle and bingo. This special lady will be greatly missed by many but many are better for knowing her.
Friends may call on Sunday at the Kloecker Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc 2502 Sassafras St. Erie, PA. 16502 from 1 pm to 5 pm and are invited to the Funeral Mass on Monday at 10 am at St. John the Baptist Church. Send condolences to
Burial will be in Mary Queen of Peace Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Terrace or St. John’s Parish for Masses.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 18th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, August 18th, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, Inc.
    2502 Sassafras St.
    Erie, PA 16502
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, August 19th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, August 19th, 2019 10:00am
    St. John The Baptist Church
    509 E. 26th St.
    Erie, PA 16504
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