Remembrances

Sister Elaine Kolesnik, Age 93

New York, Pennsylvania West

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Sister Elaine was a longtime educator who taught English, Latin, social studies, journalism and public speaking, mainly at Our Lady of Mercy High School, Rochester, New York. In her 69 years as a Sister of Mercy, she was also religious coordinator at St. Joseph Parish in Rush, New York, and for 19 years a parish visitor at St. John the Evangelist (Humboldt Street).

Ministries for her Community included novice director, formation team member and public relations and communications director for nearly 25 years. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association presented her with the Journalist of the Year Award. She once said that she valued her life as a Sister of Mercy because, “It keeps me on the cutting edge on where our compassion and working toward justice need to be.”

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