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Patience P Kolasinski

January 7, 1932 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 88)


Olean- Patience P. Kolasinski of 116 N. 13th Street, Olean, passed away Tuesday (June 9, 2020) at home.

Born January 7, 1932 in East Smethport, PA., she was the daughter of the late Archie and Crystal Cunningham Freeman.

Patience was a graduate of Olean High School, class of 1950.  She first worked for the Department of the United States Navy in Washington DC.  Later, she worked as a secretary for the Olean City School District; School Number 8, Hillside Elementary, Washington West Elementary, and North Hill Elementary.

Patience enjoyed going to the casino and was an avid reader.  She loved watching baseball, especially the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees. Most of all, she truly loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are five children; Becky Kolasinski of Olean, Christine (Robert) Jones of Virginia Beach, VA., Joseph Kolasinski of Olean, Karen Kolasinski of Olean, and Deborah Kolasinski of Olean; six grandchildren; Kyle Kolasinski, Nicholas Kolasinski, Zachary Jones, Sarah Jones, Meghan Warner, and Matthew Foster; four great-grandchildren, Brock Foster, Mattison Foster, Jason Baum, and Hailey Foster; one brother, Alex Freeman of Bradford, PA; one sister, Crystal King of Lockport; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and her siblings; Catherine Rutherford, Virginia Bess, Hannah Becker, Ruth Mary Freeman, Archie Freeman, Jr., Sidney Freeman, and Richard Freeman.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, there will be no visitation or burial service.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Olean Public Library, 134 N. 2nd Street, Olean, NY 14760.

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