Bertha Frances Gosciewski
Dec 17, 1916 – Aug 2, 2014
Obituary for Bertha Gosciewski
Bertha Frances Benke was born Dec. 17, 1916 and died peacefully on Aug., 2, 2014. Bertha was one of ten children who were raised in Roswell, New Mexico. It was there where she met and later married Dominick ‘Gus’ Gosciewski in 1950.
They raised their four children in their home in Renton, Washington. St. Anthony’s Parish was an integral part of Bertha’s life for forty-five years until she moved following Gus’s death in 2006. Bertha is survived by her sister, Helen Pretorius, her sister-in-law, Mary Benke, her children, Patricia, Mary Ellen Brandt (Mike), Walter (Sue) and Victor (Eileen) as well as her grandchildren Jennifer McDonald (Ryan), Katherine Morris (Derek), Tom and David and her great-grandchildren Johnathan McDonald and Kenley Morris.
The family thanks the staff of Providence Mt. St. Vincent and Mother Joseph Care Center for caring for Mom daily since 2006.
Mom was a generous, loving and patient person who was accepting of everyone. You were the best Mom ever and we miss you dearly.
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