Irene H. (Tina) Gulvas, 86, of Glen Lyon, formerly of Nanticoke, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, Jan. 30, 2013, at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke.
Born in Nanticoke on July 13, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Zyblewski Bienkowski and she attended Nanticoke schools.
At age 15, she was employed as a nurse's aide by Retreat State Hospital prior to working at a clothing factory in the Hanover Township area.
Irene was a member of the Polish National Independent Church, Nanticoke, and the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 359, Nanticoke.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 1969; and brothers and sisters.
Presently surviving are sons, Allen Gulvas and wife, Debra, Plymouth; and John Gulvas and companion, Patricia; daughter, Linda Sidas, Glen Lyon; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday from Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends and reletives are invited to join the family for calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.