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.


Randy & Michele Scott
Ketchikan, AK
Aug 16, 2014

Mrs. G. was the bestů.a kind and gentle woman who lived her faith. Our thoughts and prayers to our friend Pat and the rest of the family. It was an honor to know your mom.

shoreline , wa
Aug 6, 2014

she will be so missed by all that knew her

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