Wilhemina R. (Reynolds) Swiech

OSWEGO, NY – Wilhemina R. (Reynolds) Swiech, 86, a resident of 32 Dublin St. passed away on Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011, at her home with her family by her side.

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Alice (Knopp) Reynolds and was a graduate of Oswego High School, Class of 1944.

Willie was a homemaker for most of her life and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She had been employed with Targets Clothing Store, Fransal Dress Shop and Oswego High School.

Willie wintered with her husband in Orangewood Lakes Mobile Home Park in New Port Richey, Fla. for more than 20 years.

She was an active member of the Oswego West Side McDonalds morning Social Club for many years.

Willie enjoyed ceramics, home decorating, flower arranging and gardening.

Surviving are her two sons, Joseph “Ted” (Sandy) Swiech of Oswego and James (Anna) Swiech of Palm Harbor, Fla.; six grandchildren, Brigette (Swiech) Baldwin, Cathy Swiech, Julie (Swiech) Smith, Mike and Mark Crispino and Michelle (Swiech) Wideman; two brothers, James (Betty) Reynolds and George Reynolds.

She is also survived by her cousin, Shirley (Orin) McIntosh; great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many half-brothers and sisters and dear friends.

She was predeceased by her husband of more than 60 years, Joseph F. Swiech, who passed away on Aug. 1, 2009; a grandson, Joseph James Swiech; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Swiech (former wife of James Swiech); a half-brother, Walter Reynolds and many other half brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Faith United Church.

Burial will be in Oswego Town Rural Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Friday from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Oswego County Hospice or the Joseph James Swiech Scholarship Fund, LeMoyne College, Syracuse NY.

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  1. Willi was a special person to me; my mom’s cousin who could always laugh with my mom telling me about times past. I loved visiting with her as a child and as an adult.
    The way she would roll her eyes would always make me chuckle so she did it often, to my delight. Whenever I thought of her, I thought of a little Dutch lady.
    I am sorry that you are feeling the loss of your mom and grandmom right now.
    Please know that she is in a better place than we are and is happy and healthy again.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Much love, Bob and Nancy Ingersoll, Lufkin, Texas

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