SUMMERHILL — CHIMELEWSKI – Katherine, 90, Summerhill, died Dec. 17, 2013, at Rebekah Manor, Portage. Born Jan. 3, 1923, in South Fork, daughter of Nicholas “Mike” and Susan (Lesifko) Sikora. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Joseph W. Chimelewski Sr., who died Aug. 26, 2006; sisters, Ann Garanich, Mary Single, Margaret Sikora and Verna Sikora; and brothers, James and Steve Sikora. Survived by children, William J. Sikora, married to Maria Vigliotta, Long Island, N.Y.; Kathy, wife of Gary Frazer, St. Augustine, Fla.; Joseph Jr., married to Jeanne Baird, Jacksonville, Fla.; Nancy Smith, Summerhill; and Richard, married to Jennifer Shrift, Summerhill; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen DiAlessio, Staten Island, N.Y.; and Agnes Bertolino, Ebensburg; brother, Bob Sikora, Cleveland, Ohio; brother-in-law, John Chimelewski, married to Arlene Wirfel, Bakersfield, Calif.; sister-in-law, Bonnie Sikora, South Fork; and numerous nieces and nephews. Together with her husband, Katherine owned and operated the former Summerhill Beverage Co. for more than 25 years. Member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Summerhill. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where vigil for the deceased will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church by Father Leon Hont, OSB. Committal, St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Germany. The family would like to acknowledge with special thanks the staff of Rebekah Manor for all their care and support. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
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