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Ellanne M. (Laughlin) Olewinski

April 7, 1920 ~ July 29, 2022 (age 102)


Ellanne M. “Zelda” Olewinski, age 102, of Rasselas, PA, died July 29, 2022 at Sena Kean Manor.  A daughter of the late George B. and Vera (Patterson) Laughlin, she was born on April 7, 1920 in Johnsonburg, PA.

Besides her parents, Zelda was predeceased by: her husband, Charles A. Olewinski; a granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Malobicky; two sisters, Rose Swanson and Vera Johnson; two daughter’s-in-law, Leona Olewinski and Cora Olewinski; and a son-in-law, Steve Malobicky, Sr.

Zelda enjoyed living with five generations of her family.  She is survived by: five children, Frances Malobicky of Wilcox, Charles Olewinski of Wilcox, George Olewinski of Rasselas, Michael Olewinski of Rasselas and Cindy (Robert) Finn of Riverton, WY; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Zelda had lived in Johnsonburg until four years old, lived in Wilcox for twenty eight years and lived in Rasselas since 1952.  She was a graduate of Wilcox High School Class of 1939 and a member of St. Anne Catholic Church.  She had worked for Stackpole Carbon of Kane; and worked as a Cook/Waitress for the Grant House, Gilmore’s Restaurant, McFarland House and Weavers Inn.  She was a member of the Wilcox American Legion, Wilcox Senior Center and Wilcox Fire Department – where she had helped raise funds for the first Wilcox ambulance, many years ago. She had also been active with the Girl Scouts and a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

There will be no public visitation.

The family will be receiving friends from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 15, 2022 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church of Wilcox.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place, 10:00 a.m., Monday, at the church with Father David Wilson.

The family suggests memorials to the Elk County Humane Society and will be accepting online condolences at (

The Ubel Funeral Home of Johnsonburg has been entrusted with final arrangements.



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Family receiving friends
August 15, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Anne Catholic Church
75 Buchanan Street
Wilcox, PA 15870

Mass of Christian Burial
August 15, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Anne Catholic Church
75 Buchanan Street
Wilcox, PA 15870

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