Bertha Wojnas

Born: Sat., Mar. 8, 1919
Died: Tue., Apr. 9, 2013

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Bertha Wojnas passed away quietly at home on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Greensboro, GA. She was the loving wife of Walter who preceded her in death in 2000. She is survived by her son Thomas Wojnas and his wife Mary, of Greensboro, GA, daughter Marie Delich and son-in-law David of Greensboro, GA, and daughter Patricia Wojnas of Washington DC. She is also predeceased by her son Richard. She enjoyed 94 magnificent years of life and leaves behind a legacy of three grandchildren Jennifer Minich, Allison Kucinski and Meredith Gerdeman, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous friends from her church, her neighborhood and her community service work.

Born in Wallington, NJ, Bertha lived with her husband in Newark, NJ for 22 years while raising their children. They then moved to Somerset, NJ where she enjoyed involvement in St Matthias Church activities, the senior community and entertaining family and friends for 38 years. She moved to Georgia in 2011 to be near her son and oldest daughter.

She "retired" from Western Electric, Kearney in 1951 and stepped into a role she loved with a passion - that of a mother and homemaker. After her husband''s retirement they enjoyed years of travel taking many exciting trips that included cruises through the Panama Canal, Alaska and Caribbean along with steady visits to family around the country. She was proud of her Polish heritage and shared that love along with culinary skills with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was well known as a skilled seamstress sewing everything from her own clothes, her daughter''s wedding dress, Halloween costumes, and many beautiful outfits for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Recently she began sewing preemie gowns for Threads of Love which brought her a great deal of joy and satisfaction. Her gardens and plants were proud examples of her green thumb, a love and skill that she imparted on her two daughters. She also enjoyed crocheting and made many afghans for her family and friends as well as for charities such as the Linus Program.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 12 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St, Somerset. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 13 10:30 AM at St Matthias, 168 John F Kennedy Blvd, Somerset.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making donations to either Threads of Love, c/o Joyce Daniel, 1060 Cotton Gin Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 or St Vincent De Paul Society. 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of local arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Jane Cobb
   Posted Wed April 10, 2013
Love and sympathy, Jane Cobb, TOL Friend

Lori Dunn&Dave Dively
   Posted Wed April 10, 2013
Marie, I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. She was an incredible women and I enjoyed being able to spend time with her during our TOL meetings. My prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.

The Kitterman Family
   Posted Fri April 12, 2013
Being the daughter to a mother, and the mother to a daughter, I will never forget the day Marie walked down the aisle to marry Dave,the Prince of her dreams floating down the aisle in the resplendent gown that her incredibly talented mother had lovingly sewn for her. What a treasured moment in time- I will never forget the sheer joy radiating from Marie's face and the loving pride in her mother's eyes as she watched her husband walk their daughter down the aisle. It just doesn't get any better than that! We honor the life of a great woman, wife, mother, sister, friend, and most especially child of God who has returned to the fold. God Bless Bertha Wojnas and all the many lives she touched throughout her rich 94 years of life. With love and sympathy, Susan, Kitt, Ben, Katy and Henry

Jeanne Johnson
   Posted Sat April 13, 2013
To Bertha's family and friends: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With Love, The Johnson-Brown family

   Posted Mon April 15, 2013
Our Threads of Love group has such fun memories of Bertha, on the arm of Marie, coming to cut gowns at our monthly meetings. Marie made sure she got there each month and also, that Bertha took home cut-out gowns to sew at home. And, did she ever sew! We miss her sewing abilities, her sweet smile, and her kind nature. Thank you Marie for sharing your Mom with us. She was a gem!