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Shirley Rutkowski

Shirley Rutkowski, 80, of Collins, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born November 29, 1938 in Buffalo, New York and had 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; brother, Carl (Janyce) Schmidt of St. Lucie, Florida 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 grandson.

Private services have taken place at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.

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