Genevieve M. (Gorczyca) Zelkowski, “Jennie”, 91, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019, in Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheeling.
Jennie was born November 4, 1927, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Stiepien) Gorczyca. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church; the Rosary Altar Society; and the P.A.P. Club, Wheeling. She enjoyed cleaning, bowling, and playing euchre and bingo.
In addition to her parents, Jennie was preceded in death by her husband, Frank L. Zelkowski, Sr.; a son, Donald Zelkowski; four sisters, Helen, Rose, Stephanie and Mary; and five brothers, Stanley, John, Joe, Walter and Frank.
Jennie is survived by her two sons, Frank (Lora) Zelkowski, Jr of Yorkville, Ohio, and Larry (Sharon) Zelkowski of Wheeling; two brothers, Edward (Ruth) Gorczyca of Wheeling, and Cas (Daisy) Gorczyca of Woodsboro, MD; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Amanda, Dory, Jenna, Jared and Derek; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and staff at Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital, who always treated Jennie like their own grandmother.
Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the CARE Funeral Home, 3828 Jacob Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:45 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, with the Rev. Arul Anthony as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery Garden Mausoleum, Wheeling.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling, 1610 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV 26003, or Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, 125 18th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at carechapel.com.
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