Bronislaus L. Lewandowski

May 11, 1941 - Mar. 26, 2020



     No Visitation


Private Funeral Service:

     Monday, March 30, 2020

     Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home
     & Memorial Service, Inc.


Celebration of Life:

     To Be Held Later This Year.
     Date, Time, and Place
     To Be Announced      



     Cuba Cemetery
     Cuba, NY


may be made to:

     CRCS Fisheries
     and Wildife Program
     5476 Rte. 305 North
     Cuba, NY 14727


     Cuba Rushford Central School
     Alumni Association
     Scholarship Fund
     c/o Brien Learn
     56 West Main Street
     Cuba, NY 14727

Bronislaus L. “Brownie” Lewandowski
Loving Husband, Father, and Friend
Bronislaus L. “Brownie” Lewandowski, 78, of 6302 Crabb Hollow Rd., Black Creek, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Olean General Hospital after a brief illness.

Born on May 11, 1941, in Buffalo he was a son of Constantine and Hedwig Sadowski Lewandowski. After the sudden passing of his mother he was raised by his father and stepmother Eleanor Bilinski. On October 11, 1963 at the Fist Baptist Church of Cuba he married the former Marie E. Edwards who survives.

Brownie was a graduate of Cuba Central School Class of 1959. He then graduated from Tri-State University in Indiana with a degree in Engineering.

He had worked for Clark Brothers in Olean, Air Preheater in Wellsville and then in 1964 started working for Fibercel Packaging in Portville and later owned and operated the business with a partner prior to retirement. In retirement he was a consultanting engineer for Fibreform in Wisconsin for several years.

Brownie enjoyed painting acrylic landscapes, restoring his “Polish Prince” 18ft Cabin Cruiser boat, and was always looking for a way to re-engineer something to reuse or re-purpose it. When his children were younger he enjoyed hosting their friends on the Neighborhood Ice Rink.

In addition his to wife he is survived by his son, Brian Lewandowski and his wife Sherry Campbell of Lancaster; a daughter, Alison Lewandowski of Clarence; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a sister Nancy Mendell.

A private funeral service will held at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home and Memorial Service, Inc., Cuba. on Monday, March 30, 2020. A Celebration of Brownie’s life will be held later this year at a date, time, and place to be announced.

Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery, Cuba, New York.

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Memorial may be made to the CRCS Fisheries and Wildife Program 5476 Rte. 305 North, Cuba, NY 14727 or to the Cuba Rushford Central School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Brien Learn, 56 West Main Street, Cuba, NY 14727.





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