WESTFIELD — Hedwig Ponka, age 90, of Colburn Street, Westfield, formerly of Dunkirk, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at home with her family at her side.
Mrs. Ponka was born on January 2, 1921 in Warsaw, Poland, the daughter of the late Michael and the late Magdalena Koch.
Mrs. Ponka was married in 1945 to her late husband, Conrad, who died in 1991.
She is survived by one son: Andrew (Katherine) Ponka of Westfield, N.Y.;Granddaughter, Elizabeth (Scott) Christensen of Jamestown, NY; Grandson, Michael Ponka of Cuba, N.Y.; great grandchildren, McKensi and Gavin Ponka; and Evan Christensen.
The funeral will be held privately at St. Hedwigs Cemetery, in Dunkirk with Father Matt Nycz officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials may be made to the Fire Department of Westfield Memorial Fund, 23 Elm Street, Westfield, NY 14787 or to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 West Fairmont Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Street, Westfield, New York 14787. Log on to www.masonfuneral.com to send the Ponka family a message of sympathy.