Kathleen M. “Tina” Szalewski
February 22, 1949 – October 15, 2022 (73 Years)
Tina touched countless lives and was loved by all that knew her. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She was affectionately known as “Busia” to her grandchildren. She was always thinking of others before herself and serving their needs. Tina was a devout God-loving Catholic and had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
She never stopped being a mother and would remind those around her to “do the right thing.” Her love for her children was endless, and she absolutely adored her grandchildren.
Tina’s laugh was infectious, and people were naturally drawn to her by her smile. From a young age, Tina loved polka music and was a huge fan of the local bands The Polonairs and Sheelytown. She would incite the crowd to enjoyment by leading the hanky-waving cheers. Tina was a Husker fan and a New York Yankee fan and loved to watch them play. Her favorite vacation destination was Estes Park.
Her Polish cooking was second-to-none.
On October 15th, Tina lost her painful battle with metastatic breast cancer, passing peacefully surrounded by her sons and husband.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Clara Synowicki, brother John Synowicki, brother-in-law Lyle Blum, sister-in-law Doris Synowicki, and nephews Mike Synowicki and Steve Blum.
She is survived by her loving husband of 43+ years, John; sons: John Paul (Holly), Robert (Lindsey), Tim (Morgan), Stephen (Ellie), David (Anna); grandchildren: Luke, Claire, Sophie, Emmett, Noah; siblings Bob, Joe, Rita, Barb, Ed, and Tom; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and in-laws.
VISITATION: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 5PM to 7PM at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7PM
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10:30AM at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Dr, Omaha. Interment at St. John Cemetery.
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Memorials will be directed by the family.