Lois Gombert

Obituary of Lois Gombert

Lois L. Gombert, age 86, of Ransomville, passed away peacefully in her home under the loving care of her family on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Lois was born October 18, 1930 in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late Glynn and Emma (Buck) Wilson, and Mildred (Julius) Wilson. Emma passed away when Lois was six years old. Lois was a graduate of Youngstown High School. On July 23, 1955 she married Irwin R. Gombert and they moved to Ransomville. Lois was employed by the Billing Department of Mt. St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston for 14 years, retiring in 1993.

She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Youngstown where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Altar Guild. Lois also sang with the "Lewiston Larks." She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, and of the Lewiston Senior Center, where she enjoyed traveling with the Senior Group. She also served as a Niagara County Election Inspector for many years. Lois loved needlepoint and crocheting, and made many knit hats for infants for the Knitting for Women Organization.

Her husband, Irwin, predeceased her in 1996. She is survived by her sons: Bruce (Kelley) Gombert of Ransomville, and Barry (Nancy) Gombert of Rochester, NY; her grandchildren: Carolyn, Elizabeth, George, Karly, and Bryce Gombert; a sister, Arlene (Henry) Jerla of Wilson; and a brother, Harold "Sonny" (Marlene) Westcott of Arkansas. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Molly Gombert, and a sister, Ruth (late Tower) Wilson.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 3, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 420 Lockport St., Youngstown, 14174, with the Rev. Richard Blemaster officiating. There will be no prior visitation. Burial will follow in the North Ridge Cemetery, Church Rd., Town of Cambria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, or to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094. Arrangements have been entrusted to HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville, NY.