Regina Anna Olenderski nee Kopystecki, aged 94 passed away after a short bout of pneumonia. She was born on March 8th, 1926 in Wilmington Delaware to Rafal Kopystecki and Helena Kopystecki nee Sobus both from Poland. After graduating from Conrad HS in 1944, Regina worked as a clerk in the city.
Shortly after the end of WWII, Regina married her husband John, a former soldier and set about starting her family. She raised her two children in North Wilmington and the family attended St Mary Magdalene Parish. A devoted homemaker, Regina also became a talented floral designer and worked for several Wilmington florists.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Anthony Olenderski Sr; her brothers, Rafal Jr and Ed and her sister, Helen Taylor. She is survived by her son, John Anthony Jr [Debbie] and daughter, Jane Marie Graham; grandson, Michael Graham [Kristen] and two great granddaughters, Layli and Anisa. She is also survived by a cherished goddaughter, Barbara Kopystecki Flynn.
There will be no visitation. Private burial will be held in Cathedral Cemetery Wilmington, Delaware. The family is grateful to Amedisys Hospice and Elkton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their end of life assistance