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Lenore Harriet Birescki

September 7, 1916 September 23, 2013
Lenore Harriet Birescki
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Obituary for Lenore Harriet Birescki
Lenore Harriet Peterman Birescki, 97, of Curwensville, passed away Monday September 23, 2013 at her residence.
Born September 7, 1916 in Lumber City, she was the daughter of Harry and Lucretia B. (Hipps) Peterman.  She was retired from Kent Sportswear in Curwensville after 30 years of service and was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Local #118C
She was a 1938 graduate from the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf where she played basketball from 1935 thru 1938.  She was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in May of 1990 for being an outstanding athlete.  She enjoyed Pittsburgh Steeler and Penn State Nittany Lion Football and enjoyed talking sports and politics with her grandsons.
On October 4, 1940 she wed Andrew A. Birescki in West Chester, PA who preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son James Birescki, a daughter Judy B. Nowak, a sister Christine Volland, and a brother James Peterman.
Surviving is a daughter Mrs. Renee Woolridge and husband Jack of Clearfield, 2 grandaughters Dawn Fama and partner Wendy Fama of Marietta, GA and Mrs. Kory Renfroe and husband Eric of Kennesaw, GA, and 2 grandsons Andrew Woolridge of Arlington, VA and J.R. Woolridge III of Clearfield.
At the request of Mrs. Birescki there will be no public visitation and a memorial service will be conducted at a later date by request of the family.  Interment will be in the Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde.
The family requests contributions be made to either the Clearfield County SPCA 275 21st Street Clearfield, PA 16830 or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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