– Olga (Worona) Taynai 94 died Tuesday, passed away after battling pancreatic cancer diagnosed in February of this year,on September 11,2012, The daughter of Anna Telischak and Samuel (Simeon) Worona and sister of Tekla (Lee) Brunelle, she was born in Clifton, NJ, on September 19, 1917, and lived in Lincoln Park, NJ, from 1948 to 1973, moving finally to Ludlow, in that year. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Alexander Taynai (1972), her father (1976), her mother (1992) and her sister (2011).
She is survived by her only child, Joseph Dean Tajnai (nee Taynai) and his wife Carolyn Cooper Tajnai of Sunnyvale, CA, grandsons Joseph Carl Tajnai of San Jose, CA, and Mark Allen Tajnai of Fairfax, VA, great granddaughters Kathryn and Melinda Tajnai and great grandson Joseph Allston Tajnai. In addition, she has three step granddaughters Sara Shireman, Laree Huntsman and Jana Humphreys, step grandson David Huntsman, and seven step great grandchildren.
While in Lincoln Park, NJ, she helped form the local Democratic Party organization and a Cub Scout troop of which her son was a proud member. She also worked in and became manager of the cafeterias in the three elementary schools in Lincoln Park. She was very instrumental in inspiring and supporting her son to obtain an excellent college undergraduate and graduate education.
In Ludlow, she was a very active volunteer in the Ludlow Senior Center, and eventually became a resident at the Chestnut Street branch of the Ludlow senior housing, and continued volunteering at the Center. Several times she was recognized for her volunteer work.
Dearest Mother of mine, may you rest in peace and joy.
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Funeral services celebrating her life will be Tuesday September 18, 2012 at 11 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow Rites of committal will follow in Island Pond Cemetery.