Claire Blandina

Claire Blandina, 89, of Wyoming passed away at her home Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, following a long illness.

Born March 6, 1923, she was the daughter of Josephine and Stanley Walkowiak, Plains Township. She attended Plains Township schools and was married to Michael Blandina for 66 years.

Claire was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred Forlenza, and brothers, Frank Walkowiak, Joseph Walkowiak and Henry Walkowiak.

In addition to her husband, Claire is survived by her three sons, James and his wife, Gloria; Michael and his wife, Jan; and Leonard. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jaime and her husband, Jay Weinschenck, Michael and his wife, Arienne Blandina, Michelle and her husband, Justin Adams, Adrienne Blandina and Olivia and Alexa Blandina; and great-grandsons, Brady Adams and Vincenzo Blandina. Also surviving are her brother, Charles Walkowiak, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.

All funeral services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made in Claire's name to the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 12, 2012