Albina Niznik Kuczynski

Albina Niznik Kuczynski, 90, a former resident of North End and more recently of Edison Street, Wilkes-Barre, entered into eternal life Saturday evening, Sept. 7, 2013, in the Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Plains Township, following a lingering illness.

Born Sept. 15, 1922, in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Doktor Niznik. She was educated in the city schools.

Mrs. Kuczynski, until the time of her retirement, worked for the former Rickey Fashions of South Main Street and formerly for the Leslie Fay Co., Plains Township, as a seamstress.

She previously attended the former St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church, North Wilkes-Barre, where she was a member of the parish Altar and Rosary Society. She also held membership in the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union.

Albina is remembered as being a loving mother and grandmother to her family who loved baking her famous Christmas cut-out cookies, and would spend many hours crocheting various items over the years. She also had a special passion for cooking a variety of beloved ethnic Polish foods for her family and friends and had a special love for Polka music which she would often listen to.

In addition to her husband, Adam's, passing in 1988, she was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are her sons, Richard J. Sr. and his wife, Marsha Kuczynski, Plains Township; and Jerry R. Kuczynski, Swoyersville; daughter-in-law, Lee M. Kuczynski, Hanover Township; grandchildren, Tanya Kohler and her husband, Gary, Richard J. Kuczynski Jr., Jerry R. Kuczynski II and his wife, Samantha, Kimberly Mercadante and her husband, Randy, and Adam J. Kuczynski; great-grandchildren, including Emily Kuczynski, Randy Jr. and Rayna Mercadante; brothers, Stanley and his wife, Rosemary Niznik, Wilkes-Barre; and Edward and his wife, Susan Niznik, Mountain Lake; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Kuczynski will be private and at the convenience of her family from John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., Wilkes-Barre, with interment in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, South Main Street, Hanover Township. There will be no public calling hours.

To send her sons and family online words of comfort, support and friendship, please visit our family's website at

Funeral Home

John V. Morris Funeral Home
625 N. Main Street Wilkes Barre, PA 18705
(570) 823-2754

Published in Citizens' Voice on Sept. 10, 2013