Regina Tapajcik

Regina Tapajcik, 88, of Wilkes-Barre passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Commonwealth Hospice at St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre.

She was born Dec. 8, 1925, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Joseph and Susan Boytar Tapajcik.

Regina was a graduate of Coughlin High School, Class of 1943.

Prior to her retirement, she had been employed for many years by Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Regina was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception, Wilkes-Barre.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Theresa Tapajcik and Marie Zemcik, and by her brother, Joseph Tapajcik.

Surviving are her brother, John Tapajcik, Wilkes-Barre; nieces and nephews, Karen Schnyderite (James), New Bern, N.C.; Jean Niziolek (Barry), Newark, Del.; James Schnyderite (Courtney), Nazareth; John Schnyderite, New Jersey; Dr. Kyle Niziolek, Ohio; and Courey Niziolek, Indianapolis, Ind.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family from Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. J. Duane Gavitt will officiate. Private interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Parish, P.O. Box 348, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703-0348.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Regina's obituary at

Funeral Home

Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
89 Park Ave Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 825-3138

Published in Citizens' Voice on May 20, 2014