Audrey Hesek Hlozansky

Audrey Hesek Hlozansky, age 80, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, after a long illness.

She was born in Johnstown on January 14, 1933, a daughter of the late Edward Hesek and Mary Ellen Hennelly Hesek.

Audrey attended the former St. Patrick’s School, Johnstown, and in 1950 graduated from Johnstown High School and in 1953 graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing, Amsterdam.

Mrs. Hlozansky was employed for several years as an RN and Charge Nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam. She was also a private duty RN for local families and substitute school nurse for the Greater Johnstown School District. She was also an RN at the former Johnstown Hospital, and lastly an RN at the former Montgomery County Infirmary until her retirement.

She was a member of the former St. Patrick’s Church, Johnstown now Holy Trinity Church and a past member of St. Patrick’s Rosary Society.

For many years, she was a Brownie and 4-H leader; was appointed one of the first women to the Johnstown Board of Health; past member of the Women’s Republican Club; a volunteer for the Office for Aging Home Delivered Meals Program and was active in planning many class reunions.

On April 12, 1958, she was united in marriage to John Hlozansky and he passed away on November 10, 1981.

Survivors include a daughter, Andrea Hlozansky Fettinger; a son, Michael (Kim) Hlozansky; grandchildren, Michela Hlozansky (Joseph) Francisco, Hannah Fettinger, Brynn Hlozansky, Emily Fettinger, Tanner Hlozansky; also nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and cousins.

Audrey was predeceased by a brother, William “Spike” Hesek.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at noon at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St., Johnstown.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until noon.

Spring burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Johnstown.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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