Alma Olenginski, 86, of Elmcroft Assisted Living, Old Turnpike Road, Lewisburg, died Tuesday morning, May 21, 2013, in Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where she had been hospitalized.
Born April 24, 1927, in Glen Lyon, Newport Township, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Helen Oshinski Yarasheski.
She lived on Orchard Street, Glen Lyon, with her husband of 65 years, Chester Olenginski, until 1987, when she moved to the Villages in Lady Lake, Fla. They resided there until December 2010, when they moved into the home of Lawrence and Diane Olenginski, Westminster, Md. The need for assisted living arrangements prompted their move to Elmcroft, Lewisburg, in September 2011.
Alma was a lifelong friend and devoted wife to Chester, 91. She was a loving mother to her sons, Lawrence, Westminster, Md.; Thomas, Lewisburg; and Kenneth, Birdsboro.
She was a member of St. Adalbert's Church, Glen Lyon, and later a caregiver to her mother, Helen Yarasheski.
Alma always gave to her family and that uncommon gift of self-sacrifice has helped Chester, Lawrence, Thomas, and Kenneth to this day. She especially enjoyed bowling, bingo, golf, polkas and polka dancing, and baking.
She was preceded in death by all her brothers, Chester, Edward, Stanley, Jerry, John and Leonard, and all her sisters, Emily Jenkins Falzone, Lillian Niemiec and Florence Vosheski.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, Chester Olenginski, 91, Elmcroft, Lewisburg, are her eldest son, Lawrence and wife, Diane, Westminster, Md., and their three children, Allison, Kristopher and Kevin; son, Dr. Thomas Olenginski and wife, Jessica, Lewisburg, and their twin sons, Gregory and Lukasz; and son, Kenneth and wife, Paula, Birdsboro, and their son, Alexander. Additionally, extended family and friends, especially at Elmcroft and the Villages, remain who will deeply miss her.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Spirit Parish/St. Adalbert's Church, Market Street, Glen Lyon.
Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Glen Lyon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be made to the Geisinger Medical Center Children's Hospital at the funeral home.