Valeria T. “Violet” Rewers

Valeria T. “Violet” Rewers, 96, of 89 Summit Ave., Jamestown, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in WCA Hospital.

A resident of Jamestown since 1937, she was born Dec. 5, 1917, in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of the late John and Josefa Zak Hojna.

She was a communicant of Holy Apostles Parish Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and was a member of its Altar and Rosary Society and funeral committee. She enjoyed distributing bulletins at Saturday Mass. She was an RSVP volunteer at Lutheran, Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame and the United Way.

Surviving are two daughters: Patricia Rewers and Dolores Rewers, both of Jamestown; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Casimir J. “Charlie” Rewers, whom she married May 4, 1940, in Our Lady of Loreto Church, Falconer; two brothers: Stanley and Theodore Hojna; grandparents Jozef and Barbara Lojek Zak and Karol and Malgorzatra Korcyl Chojna; and uncle and aunt, Joseph and Emilia Korcyl.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Dennis W. Mende will be celebrant.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home, where a Christian Wake Service will be led at 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to Holy Apostles Parish, 508 Cherry St., Jamestown, NY 14701 or a charity of choice.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Violet at www.lindfuneralhome.com.