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UNADILLA - Alma E. Holowacz, 93, of Unadilla, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at her home.
She was born Feb. 12, 1924, daughter of the late Elias and Mabel (Odell) Leib in Milford.
Alma served her country in the United States Army during World War II.
She married Phillip (Andy) Holowacz on Sept. 19, 1948. He predeceased her on Oct. 25, 2011.
Alma was employed by ECD of Bendix/Scintilla in Sidney when she retired in 1984. She and Andy owned and operated Holowacz Tavern (Warsaw Hilton) in Sidney Center for 10 years.
Her passion was her vegetable garden.
Alma was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Sidney and the Sidney American Legion Post 183.
Alma was also a steadfast supporter of the Sidney BPOE 2175 since 1960. Andy was a charter member and together they worked and spent countless hours dedicated to the Elks.
She is survived by sons, Phillip A. Holowacz Jr., Unadilla and Bill Holowacz and his wife, Gail, Guilford; daughter, Paula Holowacz Decker and her husband, John, Unadilla; grandchildren, Melissa and Justin Rowe, Norwich, Kimberly and Eric Sifuentes, Pulaski, Stephanie and Robb Munro, Delhi and Katarina and Chris Campoli, Denver, Colorado; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Zelda, Tabitha, Liam and Finley; sister, Phyllis Brownell, South New Berlin; sister-in-law, Marianna Leib, Oneonta; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Alma was also predeceased by infant daughter, Kathryn; five sisters; and two brothers.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Sacred Heart Church, 15 Liberty St., Sidney. with Fr. Bernard Osei Ampong officiating.
Military honors will follow at the Sidney Elks Lodge. 104 River St. Sidney.
Donations may be directed to the Sidney American Legion No. 183, memo, building fund, 22 Union St., Sidney, NY 13838, or the Sidney Elks BPOE No. 2175, memo, driveway fund, 104 River St., Sidney, NY 13838.
Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel. 21 Main St., Sidney.
Published on October 2, 2017
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