Genevieve Wiencek Kulmoski


Genevieve Wiencek Kulmoski, 102 of Washington died Sunday-June 24, 2018.  She was born October 17, 1915 in Arden, PA the middle of nine children to John and Teofila Drzazga Wiencek.  Mrs. Kulmoski attended Immaculate Conception Grade School and High School.  She was a lifelong member of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, where her father helped build and establish the original St. Hilary Parish.  Mrs. Kulmoski was also a member of the Christian Mothers of St. Hilary.  She was the last and oldest original member of the church.  Mrs. Kulmoski was very strong in her faith and attended weekday Masses at Immaculate Conception Church.  She was employed at Tygart Valley in Washington before she was married and early on in her marriage.  Mrs. Kulmoski worked at Ernie’s Esquire in McMurray for a short time, helped out her brother and his family at Wiencek’s Dairy Bar and worked for over thirty years on the Canton Twp. # 5 Election Board as an Inspector of Elections.  She spent her entire life in the Washington area but was fond of traveling.  Mrs. Kulmoski visited her brothers while they were in military service and visited her family in Indiana, Texas and Florida.  She spent many winters in Florida with her brother, Stanley Wiencek Sr. and family.  While in Florida she even witnessed the launch of a space shuttle flight.  Mrs. Kulmoski saw President John F. Kennedy when he visited Washington in 1960.  She also met President Gerald Ford while in Florida.  She enjoyed reminiscing about the lower prices of the past especially when Shorty’s hot dogs were ten cents each and when gasoline could be bought for twenty cents a gallon.  Mrs. Kulmoski enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and concerts.  She was an avid sports fan and attended numerous Pirates baseball games at Forbes Field, Three Rivers Stadium and PNC Park.  She attended Steelers training camp and several games at Heinz Field where she was able to meet several Steelers of the 1970’s and 1980’s.  She also attended West Virginia University football games with her son who graduated from there.  Recently she became interested in following the Ohio State Buckeye football team since her granddaughter Alyssa graduated from there.

On May 2, 1948 in St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, she married John Anthony Kulmoski Sr. who died March 8, 1974.

Surviving are two daughters; Maryann (Will) Rosena of Bloomington, Indiana and Carol Jean (Harry Richard) Roberts of Washington, a son; John Anthony Kulmoski Jr. of Katy, Texas, three grandchildren; Dr. Will A. (Sylvia Leibrandt) Rosena Jr. of Ontario, Canada, Alena Marie Roberts of Pittsburgh and Alyssa Ann Roberts of Ohio, three great-grandchildren; Marcus Rosena, Abigail Rosena and Ella Rosena, two sisters-in-law; Helen Jean Wiencek and Dolores Kulmoski.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  Mrs. Kulmoski was the last of her immediate family.

In addition to her father, mother and husband, Mrs. Kulmoski was preceded in death by four brothers; John, Steve, Francis and Stanley Wiencek and four sisters; Adele Szolek, Anna Wiencek, Helen Koziel and Josephine Wiencek.

Friends will be received on Sunday-July 1, 2018 from 2 P.M. until 6 P.M. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Ave., Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor/Director, Susan Falvo Warco, Director, S. Timothy Warco II, Director.  A prayer service will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Monday-July 2, 2018 in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. in St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Carmen D’Amico as celebrant.  Burial will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church, 340 Henderson Ave. Washington Pa. 15301 or to the charity of one’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed at