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Alice R. (Chapin) Gorecki

March 10, 1925 ~ September 4, 2020 (age 95)


Olean- Alice R. Chapin Gorecki of Olean, passed away Friday (September 4, 2020) at the Absolut of Allegany.

Born March 10, 1925 in Port Allegany, PA., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Winifred Watson Chapin. On June 21, 1947, she married Joseph J. Gorecki at St. Mary of the Angels Church, in Olean. He predeceased her on December 27, 2009.

Alice was a graduate of Port Allegany High School.  She worked for forty years as an accountant at various businesses, and 27 of those years she spent with Both, Branch, and Hendrix in Olean.  In 1986, she retired.

Alice was a member of St. John’s Church in Olean. She was a volunteer and member of the Olean General Hospital Auxillary, the American Red Cross, and the Olean Senior League.

Surviving is one daughter, Darlene Pfeiffer of Olean; one grandson, Dennis Pfeiffer of Temecula, CA., and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers; Russell C. Chapin, Gordon E. Chapin, and Donald F. Chapin; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street.  Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany and at the convenience of the family.

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