Stella (Bozek) Bartolovic, 81, of Rochester, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at Concordia at Villa St. Joseph.
Born on January 15, 1941, in Conway, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jenny (Yaworski) Bozek.
Stella was a graduate of Rochester High School and had served as a teller at Century National Bank, as well as a clerk in the District Justice office. Most importantly, she was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She was devoted to her family and doted over her granddaughters. Stella enjoyed cooking family meals and had been a member of St. Felix Roman Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Valley Parish.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard J. Bartolovic, on June 24, 2022; a son, Bernard E. Bartolovic; her siblings, Frank and Edward Bozek, Eleanor Bock, Josephine Griffith, Dorothy Quesenberry, Louise Blinn, and Mary Ann Warga.
Stella is survived by her daughter, Valerie (Robert) Harrison; her granddaughters, Lauren and Hannah Harrison; her brother, Joe (Virginia) Bozek; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
In accordance with Stella’s wishes, a private chapel service and interment was held in Calvary Cemetery, Freedom.
The GABAUER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 1133 Penn Ave., New Brighton, was honored to provide care and guidance to Stella’s family during this time.