Martha Groner, 100, formerly of Wilkes-Barre passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at the Serenity Unit of the United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township, with her daughter, Nancy, at her side.
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Born in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 22, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Rosalie Zwonkowski Moniak. She grew up in the Mayflower section of Wilkes-Barre and attended Wilkes-Barre city schools. Prior to her marriage, she was employed by several prominent families in the Wyoming Valley.
Martha was a longtime resident of Simpson Street, where she took great pride in her home. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and especially tending to her garden. She was a longtime member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre.
In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Carl F. Groner, in 1964; brother, John Moniak; sister, Celia Leontis; half brother, Stanley Chorazy; and a brother and sister who died as young children.
Surviving are her son, C. Fred Groner, Prattsburgh, N.Y.; and her daughter, Nancy Casagrande and her husband, Armonde, Exeter; grandchildren, David Groner, Cashmere, Wash.; Sue Gendron and her husband, Kevin, Macedon, N.Y.; Michael Groner and his wife, Colleen, Ware, Mass.; Amy Casagrande, Wyoming; and Lisa Fisher and her husband, Jed, Clarksville, Tenn.; seven great-grandchildren; and a nephew and his family in Florida.
Funeral services for Martha will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.
The family will be forever grateful for the wonderful compassionate care provided to Martha from Wyoming Manor Personal Care Center, where she resided for many years and from Wesley Village Serenity Unit. Words cannot express our appreciation for their outstanding care.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1000 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2013