Nancy L. (Hoth) Odebralski, 78, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 at Brooks Memorial Hospital following her longstanding battle with cancer.
She was born Oct. 11, 1942, in Jamestown, N.Y., daughter of the late Evelyn (Wyszynski) Hoth. A lifelong resident of Dunkirk, NY, she graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1960. Following graduation, she was employed by Town, Rubenstein, & Snyder, Attorney Law Offices. Nancy was always in the work force and enjoyed employment as a legal secretary for the Honorable Judge August “Auggie” Jankowski, a secretary specializing in real estate with Midtown Realty, and Phillips Lytle LLP. She later retired in 2016 from Eades & Militello, P.C.
Nancy lived by three core beliefs: faith in God, love of life and a positive attitude, which were reflected in her daily life. She was a lifetime member of St. Hyacinth’s parish in Dunkirk, N.Y. Nancy lived a life of faith and believed with God all things were possible, with family and friends. Nancy was always willing to lend a hand or an ear, offer advice, encouragement, and hope whenever she had the opportunity.
She believed in living one day at a time and making life choices that reflect hope, not fear. We can all learn from her examples of faith and wisdom. Nancy was an inspiration to many as she believed in prayer, patience, and perseverance. Nancy enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino and restaurants, traveling to visit family, and grabbing soup and coffee from Tim Hortons. She was a patron of local Polish clubs and a member of the Kosciuszko Polish Home.Nancy was the rock of her family, they meant the world to her. Nancy was married to Ronald J. Odebralski Sr. for 48 years. Their marriage was an example of love, faith and strength, until his passing in 2011.
Survivors include her twin daughters: Julie L. (Jeffory) Williams of Blasdell, N.Y., and Jodie L. Bollman of Queen Creek, Ariz.; her son, Randall J. Odebralski of McKinney, Texas; sisters: Carolyn (James) Wisniewski of Dunkirk, N.Y., and Diane Pulvino of Erie, Pa.; a brother, David (Anita) Hoth of Alta Loma, Calif; grandsons: Tanner and Skyler Bollman and Brandon Williams; granddaughters: Brianna Williams, Delanee Bollman, Grace and Emma Odebralski; and great-grandson, Shelton.Also, survivors include several nieces and nephews, with special fondness for nieces: Rennae DiRaimo and Tamara Benjamin.Besides her mother and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Gerald Joseph Odebralski; her in-laws, John and Mary (Dloniak) Odebralski; beloved aunts: Theresa Edsall, Emily Mackowiak, Lillian Wyszynski and Margaret Kozlowski; uncle, Erwin E. Wyszynski; and niece, Kimberly Wisniewski.
Following the guide lines and protocals administered by the governor of New York, relatives and friends may call at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc, 56 East Doughty St., in Dunkirk, on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at the Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hyacinth. Interment will follow in St. Hyacinth Cemetery.