Rose Kowalski, 85, of West Wyoming left this world to be with her husband, Edmund, of 67 years, who preceded her in death by four months.
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Rose was born in Hudson. She was a daughter to the late John and Helen Suchcoke Marchlinski. She grew up in the Plains Township area and attended local schools.
As a young mother, she worked for the Embassy Restaurant, Wilkes-Barre, and later in the garment industry and retired from Leslie Fay as a sewing machine operator.
Rose loved to play card games with her family and, until her illness, enjoyed bowling and played in various leagues.
She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd Polish National Church, Plymouth, and a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edmund (Red), and brothers, John and Carl.
Surviving are her son, Edmund and his wife, Toni, Wilkes-Barre; daughters, Carol Gerzarowski and husband, Tom, Tunkhannock; Catherine Mizzer and husband, Mark, West Wyoming; Elizabeth Serbin and husband, Tom, Dallas; and Patricia Barna and husband, Bernie, Fredon, N.J.; seven grandchildren, Kimberly, Thomas, Gail, Mark, David, Eddie and Trisha; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Hines, Hudson; Mary Hrobak, Wilkes-Barre; and Celia Bedziecki, Wilkes-Barre; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Church of the Good Shepherd Polish National Church, Plymouth. Interment will follow in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
The family wishes to thank all the nurses, aides and staff at the Celtic Hospice Care Center for their excellent care, and compassion in caring for our mother at home and at the inpatient unit on Church Street in Wilkes-Barre. You are all very special people.
Arrangements are in the care of Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., Plains Township.
Yanaitis Funeral Home
55 Stark St
Plains, PA 18705
Published in Citizens' Voice on May 14, 2013