Christina Loretta Chernesky Daniels, 71, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, after a brief but courageous battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
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A native of Kingston, she graduated at the top of her class from West Side Central Catholic High School in 1960 and the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1963.
She lived in New York City for the last 50 years and, prior to her retirement, worked for 43 years as a pediatric nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital.
She visited Northeastern Pennsylvania often to visit family.
For many years, she traveled extensively throughout North America and Europe with her beloved mother. In 1997, she married Martin Daniels, and together they also enjoyed travel. Earlier this year, they spent 10 days together in New Orleans.
Mrs. Daniels was an avid newspaper reader and would send articles to family members that she thought they might find of interest. She loved the New York Times crossword puzzle, books, going to the theater, movies, and restaurants, and watching "Jeopardy."
She was a devout Roman Catholic, and attended St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church in New York City. Until its closing in 2009, she was also a member of St. Mary's Annunciation (Lithuanian) Church in Kingston. Mrs. Daniels was very proud of her Lithuanian heritage.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Chernesky Sr., and her mother, Blanche Zekauskas Chernesky, both of Kingston.
She is survived by her husband, Martin Daniels, New York City. Also surviving are her brother, John Chernesky, Kingston, and his wife, Mary Ann; nephew, Alan K. Stout and his wife, Stephanie, Edwardsville; niece, Susan Chernesky Koger and her husband, Matthew, Philadelphia; great-niece, Mary Ann Stout; great-nephews, Alan Joseph Stout and John Matthew Koger; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Krtil Funeral Home, 1297 First Ave. (at East 70th Street), New York City.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, 125 E. 96th St., New York City.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Annunciation Church Cemetery, Pringle.
John Krtil Funeral Home
1297 1St Ave
New York, NY 10021
Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 28, 2013