Rebecca and family and friends of Wanda - Years and years and years ago, going all the way back to the early/mid-seventies, are the most vivid memories I have of Wanda. Being a friend of Rebecca when we were in Waterport Elementary School there were several times I accompanied Rebecca in their home. Wanda was Mrs Hollenbeck to me and was the epitome of a perfect mother in my young eyes. When I would visit she was always so kind and gentle...and she made me peanut butter sandwiches (to my liking) without jelly. I can see her and hear her now...in the kitchen making me a sandwich and asking no jelly (?) in wonderment. Funny how certain things stay embedded in the mind. As the years passed and I grew older, I lost track of the Hollenbeck family. It was in June of 2006 when I saw Wanda once again. We ended up in the same place at the same time. Small world...turns out her grandson and my son graduated highschool together that year. Seeing her took me back to my youth and at that time she looked like the same perfect Mrs Hollenbeck that I knew as a child. It saddens me to know that she is gone but a part of her will continue to live on in my memories. My sincere condolences to all.
Wanda (London) Pangrazio
Aunt Wanda. I loved her and her knowing smile and her sense of humor, and her can-do attitude and all that she was. I spent a lot of time at her house in my childhood and always felt the love. I admired her self-assured presence and her confidence. Plus, she was cute as a button. All that and so much more will be sorely missed. The photo I included is about 5 or 6 years ago at Paul and Linda’s, making apple cider at the farm that used to be Grandpa Hollenbeck’s. So many memories rolled into one! My heart is full.
My most heartfelt condolences to Paul and Linda and Rebecca and all the family.
I was so saddened to hear about Wanda. I’ve known her for the past year and a half working at The Village. It was quite a year and we had many opportunities to chat. She was a force to be reckoned with in shuffleboard. She was always happy and upbeat and a real go-getter. She will be greatly missed. Condolences to all her family. She talked fondly of you all.
dear Wanda's family---oh my what a sweetheart she was----her humor was to be desired--so sneaky so quiet---she was a joy to be around---we had a lot of fun through the years and lots of wonderful memories---Wanda was a wonderful mother, wife and a great friend. We were so lucky to know her and Dick.
Dear Paul, Becky, Linda and all the family, I am so sorry to hear of Wanda's passing. I remember her mostly when I was a child and teenager. She was so vibrant and busy, with her husky voice and laugh, freckles and smile. This time will be for remembering and counting blessings along the way. We were all so lucky to live where we grew up with our circle of family and friends.
We invite you to contact us at any time if you have questions, comments or concerns. We are happy to assist you in anyway we can and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Through meaningful memorialization – that is, taking time to reflect on the unique life of a loved one and remember the difference they made – families and friends take an important step in the journey toward healing after death.
The death of a family member is a very difficult time in anyone's life. These articles will help you understand the grief you are feeling when someone in your family has died, and how you can honor the life of your departed family member.