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Shirley Rutkowski

November 29, 1938 — June 5, 2019

Shirley Rutkowski, 80, of Collins, passed away on June 5, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on November 29, 1938, in Buffalo, NY, and has lived in the Wakeman area since 1992. She was a bus driver for Amherst Schools. She enjoyed crochet, watching crime dramas, and playing Bingo.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Rich) Hergina, of Wellington, son Brian (Denise) Rutkowski, of Wellington, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother Carl (Janyce) Schmidt, of St. Lucie, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley Rutkowski, her parents Charles Schmidt and Gladys (Aldrich) Poremba, her step-father John Poremba, and a grandson.

Private services have taken place at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon

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Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship APL, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035

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