Stella Lubash

Stella Lubash, 95, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Dec. 5, 2013, at Hospice Community Care, Inpatient Unit, in Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Her beloved husband was the late Jacob Lubash, who passed away July 1, 1980.

Born March 12, 1918, in Swoyersville, Stella was the daughter of the late John and Mary Klimashefski Jurewicz.

A homemaker most of her life, Stella tended to the daily needs of her home and family. In her earlier years, she was employed by the former Duplan Silk Mill, Kingston.

Stella was a past member of the former St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Swoyersville. Following the consolidation of her church, she became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.

A woman of many enjoyments, Stella especially enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. Stella also enjoyed cooking and baking and she was known for making kielbasa and meat pies.

In addition to her parents, John and Mary Jurewicz, Stella was preceded in death by her brothers, Benjamin Jurewicz and Joseph Urevitch; her sisters, Josephine Balara, Albina Pretko and Anna Rutkowski; her nephews, Alexander, Edward and Gerald Pretko; Frank Rutkowski; and her nieces, Helen Soha, Helen Brushka, Rita Kosenak, Frances Pretko, Dorothy Pretko and Irene Shepanski.

Stella is survived by her nephews, Benjamin, John and Steve Jurewicz; Frank, Ronald and Gerald Balara; Joseph Urevitch; Walter, Raymond and Joseph Pretko; her nieces, Violet Chipego, Ann Marie Jurewicz, Rita Urevitch and Barbara Lucero; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Stella's great-niece, Diane Broody, and great-nephew, Francis Shepanski, for the unconditional love and support they showed Stella over the years.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev, Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in St. Mary of the Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming.

Family and friends are invited to call from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

For additional information, or to send the family of Mrs. Stella Lubash an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website,

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.

Funeral Home

Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave Forty Fort, PA 18704
(570) 287-8541

Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 7, 2013