Josephine Wisniewski of Nanticoke went to sleep in the arms of the Lord on Saturday, July 6, 2013, surrounded by her family at her home.
She was born in Nanticoke on Jan. 3, 1924, and was the daughter of the late Michael and Cecelia Kalczynski Wasilczyk.
Josephine attended Nanticoke schools and was a member of St. Faustina Parish, formerly Holy Trinity Church, Nanticoke.
She was a Red Cross nurses' aide at the Veterans Medical Center and, throughout the years, she was employed by Penn Lee Footwear, the Nanticoke Villa, Nanticoke City Hall, and for many years at Sarnoski's Pierogies of Nanticoke, where she became affectionately known as the "Pierogie Lady."
Josephine loved baking, bingo, crossword puzzles and going to the casino.
Her family was her greatest treasure; time spent with her grandchildren, and even more, her beloved great-grandchildren, brought her the most joy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Casimer, on August 1998; son, Richard, in December 2007; sisters, Jenny Yanchik, Viola Homyack, Wanda McCombe and Eleanor Stempien; and brothers, Clem Kochanski and Walter Kochanski.
Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Pokrinchak and husband, Ronald, Nanticoke; son, Michael and wife, Carol, Wilkes-Barre; foster sons, Richard Kochanski and wife, Ann, Eldersburg, Md.; and Joseph Kochanski and Margeret, Hunlock Creek; sister, Celia Homyack, Florida; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Celtic Health Care, especially to Andree, Denise and Rose for their loving care and support.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Faustina Parish Church at 10 a.m., celebrated by the Rev. James Nash. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Nanticoke.
Friends and relatives are invited to join the family for calling hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.