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Paula P. Stepniewski

September 18, 1954 — May 29, 2020

Olean - Paula P. Stepniewski "Loving Companion, Mother, & Sister" Paula P. Stepniewski of 528 Martha Avenue, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020, at her home. Paula was born on Sept. 18, 1954 in Olean and was the daughter of Alan F. and Mary P. Padlo Putzke. She was formerly married to John W. Gerrity Jr., and David Stepniewski. Paula worked as a medical transcriptionist at St. Francis Hospital and then Olean General Hospital until her retirement in 2016. During her retirement, she then worked for Dr. Kothari for a period of time. Paula attended St. Mary of the Angels Church. She loved music and was a "hippie at heart." Paula was an avid news watcher and kept up closely on current events. She was known to be very generous to everyone and had many friends whom she held close. Paula loved her cats, but she truly loved her grandchildren. Paula is survived by; her loving companion of 15 years, Terrance D. Bellamy, with whom she lived; 2 sons, John (Molly) Gerrity, III of Greenwood, SC, Ryan Gerrity of Olean; 5 grandchildren, Colleen, Logan, Hunter, Paxton, and Avalynn; 2 great grandchildren, Kingsley and Aeriella; extended family, Megan K. Gerrity of Buffalo and Kelly L. (Chris Wind) Gerrity of Olean; 7 siblings, Patricia J. (Paul Padlo) Putzke of Olean, Mark A. (Mary Ellen) Putzke of Olean, Michael J. (Dawn) Putzke of New Jersey, Matthew C. (Al) Putzke of Jamestown, Michelle M. Putzke of Olean, Greg Alan Putzke of Winter Springs, FL, and Alan F. (Nancy) Putzke of Deltona, FL; and 4 stepchildren, Brent M. Parker of California, Casey A. (Chris) Bellamy of Pittsburgh, PA, Keriann N. (Mike) Bellamy of Canisteo; and Jacob R. (Jada) Bellamy of Olean. Paula was predeceased by, a sister Mary Ellen Putzke in 1958. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 10:00 am, at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, 202 South Union Street, Olean. Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State Street, Olean. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
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