Ellen Bujnowski, 69, of Hanover Green died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
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Ellen was a 1962 graduate of Hanover Area High School and received her bachelor and master's degrees in speech pathology from Bloomsburg University.
Ellen's faith and her determination to contribute to the lives of those around her guided her. She was a devoted member at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church and impacted the lives of thousands of children in her nearly 40 years as a speech pathologist at Wyoming Valley Children's Association.
Ellen's passions, hobbies and interests all involved selflessly giving to those around her — especially her family. She was a role model and source of strength for her children. Her compassion, resolve and joy for life, particularly after the death of her husband and during her battle with cancer, will forever inspire.
Ellen was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Bujnowski, and her parents, Stanley and Eleanor Czajkowski.
She is survived by daughter, Stacia, Acton, Mass.; son, Bo and his wife, Liz, Middletown, Del.; and son, David and his wife, Kim, Fairfield, Conn. Ellen cherished her grandchildren, Grace, Emerson and Jack. She is also survived by her devoted sister, Jean and her husband, Stanley Semcheski, Hanover Township; niece, Rachael Hammond; great-nephew, Colin Hammond; nephew, Matthew Semcheski, Norfolk, Va.; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who lovingly supported her throughout her fight … and by the children she touched at the Wyoming Valley Children's Association.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Charles V. Sherbin Funeral Home, 630 Main Road, Hanover Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Hanover Township.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Ellen's name be made to either the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania at 215-898-0578 (or http://www.penncancer.org/patients/giving/) or the Wyoming Valley Children's Association at 570-714-1246 (or http://wvcakids.org/giving/).
Charles V Sherbin Funeral Home
630 Main Rd Wilkes Barre, PA 18706
Published in Citizens' Voice from Sept. 22 to Sept. 23, 2013