Adelaide Mary Godek passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Mercy Center for Assisted Living, Dallas, after a short illness. Adelaide was 93 years old.
After graduating from Plymouth High School, Adelaide earned a diploma in nursing from Kings County Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from New York University
She had a distinguished career as the director of nursing arts at Kings County Hospital Center School of Nursing. After returning home she joined the faculty of Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre until her retirement. Adelaide was considered an extraordinarily gifted teacher who touched those she taught in a very special way.
She was a member of the congregation of The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, later All Saints Parish, of Plymouth, where she was in the Altar and Rosary Society and lector for many years.
Adelaide traveled extensively with trips to the Far East, Africa, Europe, and many destinations in the United States. She was an active participant in the Plymouth community as a member of the Historical Society and the Library Club and was a poll watcher for many years.
Born in Plymouth, she resided in Brooklyn, N.Y., and then returned to her parents' home on Morgan Lane in Plymouth, and for the last six years at Mercy Center, where she remained active in leading patients in rosary readings, and as lector.
Her parents, Ignatz and Anna Godek of Plymouth; her siblings, Katherine Sikora, Mary Fetrich, Stella Deitz, Laura Kuter, Rose Hefton, Lillian Collins, John, Edward and Barbara Godek; a niece, Patricia Hefton; and a nephew, Frank Kuter, preceded her in death.
Through her correspondence, she kept her many relatives and friends informed and involved for many years. Family was very important to Adelaide throughout her life. She is survived by her nephews, Leo Deitz, Hunlock Creek; Raymond Hefton, Wyomissing; Robert Kuter, Tamarac, Fla.; Leonard Sikora, Columbus, Ohio; and Peter Sikora, Williamsport; nieces, Michelle Balaska, Margate, Fla.; Pauline Engeman, Wexford; Joan Gonzalez, Powhatan, Va.; Kathleen Kelly, Shelbyville, Tenn.; and Anne Marie Milsovic, Tappan, N.Y.; many grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and her beloved dachshund, Schultzie.
Adelaide was a high achiever with a keen intellect for whom learning was very important. She communicated her love of learning to her students. She inspired them to be outstanding nurses. Many of her students went on to have leadership careers in the field. She made lifelong and loyal friends wherever she went. Her relatives and many friends will miss her greatly.
The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday from Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Washington Ave., Plymouth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Willow Street, Plymouth.
Interment will follow in St Mary's Cemetery, Plymouth Township.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributions in Adelaide's honor may be made to All Saints Parish, Plymouth, or to Mercy Center, Dallas.