Florence Retel Kotz

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Florence Retel Kotz, 92, of Garfield Street, Honey Pot section of Nanticoke, was called to her eternal rest on Monday evening, Sept. 2, 2013, at Guardian Elder Care Center, Nanticoke, where she had been a resident for the past five years.

Born Sept. 22, 1920, in Luzerne, Florence was the daughter of the late Frank X. Retel and Mary Weisgable Retel Rogowski. Florence was also the stepdaughter of the late Ignatius Rogowski.

Prior to her retirement, Florence was employed for many years as a licensed practical nurse by various health care facilities throughout the local area.

A faithful Catholic, Florence was a life member of the former Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Nanticoke, now known as St. Faustina Roman Catholic Parish.

In addition to her parents and stepfather, Florence was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, John Kotz Sr., who passed away Nov. 23, 1990; her daughter-in-law, Mary T. Kotz; and her brothers and sisters.

Florence is survived by her sons, Frank X. Kotz Sr., with whom she resided; and John Kotz Jr. and his wife, Rose, Honey Pot; her three grandchildren, Frank Kotz Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, Honey Pot; Donna Supey and her husband, Eric, Lehman; and John Kotz III and his wife, Lisa, Newport Township; her seven great-grandchildren, Eric Kotz and his wife, Lacey; Kyle Kotz; Katie and Amy Supey; and Alicia and Brian Kotz; her two-great-great-grandsons, Elliot Gordon and Quentin Gerald Kotz; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the administrative staff and nurses of both Guardian Elder Care Center and Celtic Home Health and Hospice for all the care, compassion and support they bestowed upon Florence and her family throughout her time of illness.

Funeral services for Florence will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. Faustina Parish, Holy Trinity worship site, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. James Nash, her pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery, Nanticoke.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Florence's memory to Celtic Home Health and Hospice, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.
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Grontkowski Funeral Home Pc
51-53 W Green St
Nanticoke, PA 18634
(570) 735-3340
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Published in Citizens' Voice from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2013
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