The Wierzbicki family would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks to all of the friends and family that came to celebrate the life of our beloved mother and grandmother, Antonia Topa Wierzbicki. It was as she would have wanted it a room filled with love, laughter, and happy memories. It was an evening that not only honored her but consoled her family in so many ways as well. So many kind words have been expressed to us in person, on the tribute wall, and in so many lovely ...cards. It is evident she touched so many lives. We are grateful to each and every one of you for reaching out to us. And she would be most grateful to all of you as well for the donations to her favorite children’s charities, for the beautiful flowers sent in her honor, and for the kind words of condolence and love shown to her family. Her kindness and love are what she would want us all, friends and family, to carry with us as her legacy. Again, we thank you.
We would also like to thank Mr. Jim Kepner and his staff and Mr. Bernie Morgan for helping us make her final celebration one worthy of such a great lady.
Toni “Gram” Wierzbicki passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on February 23rd, 2018. She was 99 years old.
Gram, along with her late husband Ted Sr., established the tree farm over 70 years ago. A visit to the tree farm became an annual tradition for so many families, along with free Charlie Brown trees for the kids.
Gram loved seeing all of the families return year after year. She would tell me "that family has come here for 40 years"! She cherished all of y...ou and looked forward to every season.
Gram welcomed everyone with her warmth and caring nature. Over the years many of you shared a bowl of homemade soup, fresh baked donuts or a cup of hot chocolate with my grandmother while trying to warm up after trekking through the field to find the perfect tree. She always gave that little extra.
And she loved trading, a tree for a good hat or maybe a scarf. Once I remember she traded a coat for a Christmas tree!
Gram would want you, her families, to know how special you all were to her.
We thank all of you with much warmth and kindness.
Toni, her granddaughter
There will be a celebration of life for Toni on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 from 4:00 PM until the memorial service at 7:00 PM at Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Road, Wheeling, WV (304-232-2732) with Father Cyprian Osuegbu officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 or St. Judes Children Research Hospital, 600 Waterfront Drive, Suite #210, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Personal condolences may be made to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.
Thank you for sending your 🌲Christmas tree 🌲decorated. It was such an amazing scotch pine. Glad she went home with such a wonderful family.