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Local Resident Sczesniak Dies at 80


Nettie "Chris" Sczesniak passed away on Sunday, April 24.

She was born at home in McAlester, Oklahoma on December 29, 1935 to Francis and Nora Rollings. She had two older brothers. The family moved to Northern California when she was five years old where she grew up in Gilroy. After graduation she married and had three daughters.

In the mid-fifties her family relocated to Los Angeles. On April 24, 1965 she married Raymond Sczesniak Sr., who had an adult son, Ray Jr., from his previous marriage. They were married until Ray Sr.'s death in 2012.

They owned two businesses and worked together until their retirement in 2008.

Chris was active in the Mar Vista and Culver City Woman's Clubs for several years, having served as president in each club.

Chris is survived by her three daughters: Susan Zarbock, Linda Kelley and Geri Woods and her stepson Ray Jr. (Emma), seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray, her parents Francis and Nora, her brothers James and Ernest, and grandsons Christian Hammett, Axel Petterson and Zachary Green.

Services were held on Monday, May 2. Her final resting place will be in Blanco Cemetery, McAlester, OK.


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