Barbara Mdzewska, 90

Artist who loved to travel

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Barbara Mdzewska, 90, of Oak Park, died on April 18, 2020. Born on Nov. 15, 1929, she was a resident of Oak Park for over 45 years. For many years she was a seamstress at Poly Cleaners in Oak Park. After she retired, she became a loyal member of the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community and the Howard Mohr Community Center in Forest Park, where she enjoyed many "senior trips" and discovered her talent as a true artist — painting and drawing with passion. She was a world traveler and exemplary cousin, aunt, mother, grandmother, neighbor, and friend to all.

She was the wife of the late Waldemar Mdzewski; the mother of the late Alicja Mdzewska (the late Marek Niziolek); cousin of the late Thelma and George Windsor; grandmother of Joshua Mdzewski-Niziolek (fiancée Jennifer Biesiadecki); aunt of Peter Lewandowski and great-aunt of Peter Lewandowski; friend of Janet Patch; and cat mom to Tye and Tiger. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters and is survived by many extended family members in Poland. 

Private interment took place at Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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