Esther Travis, 92 years old of Brocton, New York passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday afternoon November 6, 2017. She was born in Brocton on December 28, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Niedbalski Wolnik and had lived in this area her entire life. She was a graduate of Brocton Central School and a proud member of the class of 1942.
She had worked as a house cleaner and for many years worked on the many grape farms and vineyards in the area. Esther also worked as a waitress at the St. Stephens Hotel of Brocton, N.Y., and had been employed at I Miller Pickles, Welches and many other business throughout the Brocton-Portland area. She was a member of St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church and a member of St. Dominic's Alter and Rosary Society. Esther was also a Life Charter Member of the Brocton American Legion John W Dill Unit 434 Auxiliary where she had been past President from 1954-1955; from 1958-1959 and from 1962-1963. Besides her family Esther love bingo, puzzles, reading and was an avid card player. She also loved to travel especially her trips to Australia and Hawaii.
She is survived by one daughter Charlotte McCorry of Sun City West, Arizona, two sons Richard (Beverly) Travis of Portland, New York and Steven (Kathy) Travis of Deltona, Florida, seven grandchildren and 10 great -grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband William who passed away in 2001 and one son Michael who passed away in 2013. She was predeceased by four sisters Dorothy Zagorski, Lorraine Portanova, Barbara Wlodarek, and Doloris Dynarski, and two brothers Joseph Wolnik and Leo Wolnik
Friends are invited to call at the Morse Funeral Home 51 Highland Ave. in Brocton, N.Y. on Friday November 10, 2017 from 5-8 pm and where a prayer service will be held at 7pm by the Rev. Romeo Hontiveros of St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church. A Celebration of Life in Esther's Memory and Honor will take place on Saturday November 11, 2017 from 2-5 at the Brocton American Legion John W Dill Post 434 110 West Main St. Brocton, New York. In lieu of flowers. The family request memorials be made in her memory to the Brocton Fire Dept. Lake Ave. Brocton, New York14716, or the Portland Fire Dept. West Main Rd. Rt 20, Brocton, New York 14769