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Teresa Edel Remmy Englewood, FL Teresa Edel Remmy passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at the Tidewell Hospice House of Port Charlotte, FL. Born August 24, 1944 in Allegany, she was the daughter of Henry and Violet Nelsen Edel Jr. She was married to Jerry Sawaya with whom she had two children. She later married Cleatus Remmy who predeceased her in 2008. She has been a loving companion to Dick McDonald for the last 14 years. Teresa was a 1963 graduate of Allegany High School and later attended the Buffalo School of Cosmetology. In 1989 she moved to Grand Island and in 1998 she moved to Englewood FL where she enjoyed her winters, especially celebrating Christmas holidays with family and friends. Teresa's main love was shopping at Bealls and T.J. Max with her close friends. She spent her summers in Youngsville, PA and more recently in Allegany. Her artistry shined in her paintings, pottery, knitting, and crafts, and she had a special flare for decorating with seashells. She was a member of the Ringling Museum of Art in Englewood and of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. Teresa was instrumental in establishing the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Cuba and was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary, both in Cuba, and was a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club Auxiliary. Surviving is her companion Richard McDonald, 2 children, Dennis (Becky Malzahn) Sawaya of Englewood, Fl, and Denise (Garry Gaston) Swain of Indiana, PA; 4 grandchildren, Tyson (Kelly) Swain, Jennifer (Chip) Sawaya, Jessica (Stephen) Westfall, and Courtney Sawaya; 7 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by 3 sisters, Shirley Crusen, Marilyn Horton, Janice Reiley and a brother, Theodore Edel. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Wednesday (August 31, 2022) from 10AM until noon at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd., Olean. A funeral service will begin at noon in the funeral home. Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM, will officiate. Burial will be at St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany. A luncheon will follow the service and will be announced. Donations in Teresa’s memory can be made to Tidewell Hospice House of Port Charlotte, 1158 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952 (www.tidewellfoundation.org/donate/) or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
Wednesday
31
August

Visitation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 W. State Rd.
Olean, New York, United States
Wednesday
31
August

Funeral Service

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 W. State Rd.
Olean, New York, United States