Daughter of Katherina / Katherine Wiedl
Town Times - (May/20/2011)
SOUTHINGTON - Ernestine Szawerda, 76, formerly of Meriden, wife of the late Chester Szawerda, died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Campus.
Born in Bridgeport on Feb. 25, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Katherine Wiedl Kahnt and had resided in Meriden and Southington all her life. She was a graduate of Meriden High School and was a parishioner of St. Mary Church.
She is survived by a daughter Cathryn Vogel, of Southington; a son, John Grzybek and his wife, Mary Kay, of St. Paul, Minn.; three grandchildren, Kurt Vogel, of Southington, Petty Ofc. Peter Grzybek (U.S. Navy), of Norfolk, Va. and Sgt. Nathan Grzybek (U.S. Army) presently serving in Iraq; two great-grandchildren, Alexis and Matthew Grzybek, of St. Paul, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Niles Vogel; and a sister, Marilyn Tylec.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 9:15 a.m., from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, and at 10 a.m., at St. Mary Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday (TODAY), from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Mary Church, 5 Sherman Place, Meriden, CT 06451, or Connecticut Community Care, 43 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010. www.jferryfh.com