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Nancy Shearer Klimczyk

January 25, 1936 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 85)

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Allison Park, PA-Nancy Shearer Klimczyk, 85, formerly of Olean, passed away peacefully on January 04, 2022, at the Rebecca Concordia Residence in Allison Park, PA.

She was born in Olean, NY to the late William and Mabelle Parker Shearer. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 54 years, Mark J. Klimczyk.

In high school, Nancy was active in the Music Department at Olean High, earning several music awards.  She continued her love of music by singing in the church choir at St. Mary’s Church, St. John’s Church and at Transfiguration Church.  She fondly remembered singing with Chester Klee at St. Mary’s and the holiday “Tea with the Klee’s.” She especially enjoyed singing at Midnight Mass to celebrate Christmas. Nancy also sang with the Olean Area Community Chorus for many years.

Nancy was a member of the Jaycees and worked on the Miss New York State Pageant that was held at Olean High School. She was also involved with the Olean Community Theater and participated in many of their theatrical productions, in addition to volunteering with Friends of Good Music and serving as an usher at the St. Bonaventure Quick Center.

Nancy worked for many years as a Special Education teacher’s aide in the Olean School District, which led to her interest in working with the participants in Special Olympics on both the local and state levels.  She also enjoyed volunteering for many of the local church festivals and events, including the cake wheel at St. John’s summer Festa Italiana and St. Mary’s holiday dinners.  

Nancy enjoyed working with many community organizations and was recognized for her contributions to the community by the Olean Area Jayncees, the Olean YMCA, the Olean Senior Center and Special Olympics.

She is survived by her children, Margaret and Karen of Mars, PA, Tom (Debbie) of Linthicum, MD, Kevin (Amy) of Frisco, TX, Tim (Leshel) of Raleigh, NC as well as seven grandchildren, Lauren, Alexandra, Christian, Justin, Anne Marie, Jamie, Tyler and two great grandchildren, Davis and Cooper. She is also survived by her sister Jackie Wheeler of Denver, CO and four brothers Terry (Patty) Shearer of Olean, NY, Rick (Pete Kalina) Shearer of Coos Bay, OR, Robert (Shaaron) Shearer of Rochester, NY and Alan (Kathy) Shearer of Annapolis, MD.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions funeral services will be held for the immediate family only with burial to follow at St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, NY. 

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to The Basilica of St Mary’s of the Angel’s Church, Olean, NY at smaolean.org or the Special Olympics at support.specialolympics.org.   

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean.  Online condolences can be expressed at guentherfh.com. 


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