Theresa J. Mihalek

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Theresa J. Mihalek, 91, a former resident of Swoyersville, passed into eternal life on Sunday evening, Dec. 2, 2018, at the Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre, where she was a guest for the past few months.

Her beloved husband was the late Adam F. Mihalek, who passed away Dec. 21, 2014. Together, Adam and Theresa shared 62 wonderful years of marriage.

Born Aug. 11, 1927, in Swoyersville, Theresa was one of seven children born to the late Steven and Agnes Nemetz Levitsky.

Raised in Swoyersville, Theresa was a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School, Class of 1945.

As a young woman, Theresa was employed as a seamstress by the former United Pants Factory, Swoyersville. Eventually, Theresa and Adam settled in Kenilworth, N.J., where Theresa devoted her life to raising her daughters. In 1989, the couple returned to their hometown of Swoyersville to enjoy their retirement years.

A devout Catholic, Theresa was a longtime member of the former Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville. Following the consolidation of her church, she became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.

Active within her church, Theresa was a member of the former Holy Trinity Quilters Group, and also volunteered her time helping to make pirohy and beef goulash for the parish bazaar, and nut and poppy seed rolls for Christmas and Easter.

Theresa was an active member of the Swoyersville Senior Citizens and also held membership with the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, Assumpta Council 3987.

A skilled seamstress, crocheter, and quilter, Theresa greatly enjoyed fashioning each of her daughter's wedding gowns, and her family and friends were the recipients of many of her handmade works. She also enjoyed shopping and was a self-proclaimed "shop-a-holic."

Above all, Theresa's greatest enjoyment in her life was spending time with her beloved family. Although her presence will be deeply missed, there is much comfort in knowing she is reunited with her husband, Adam, and all her family and friends who have gone before her.

In addition to her parents, Steven and Agnes Levitsky, and her husband, Adam, Theresa was preceded in death by her sister, Vilma Mikus, and her brothers, Steven and Robert Levitsky.

Theresa is survived by her daughters, Janet Mihalek, Nanticoke; Linda Blakesley and her husband, Kirk, Newark, N.Y.; Karen Kiefer and her husband, Randy, Kenilworth, N.J.; and Susann Silecchia and her husband, Rocco, Toms River, N.J.; her grandchildren, Robert McConnell; Patrice Perez; Matthew and Melissa Kiefer; Terry and Kevin Blakesley; her great-grandchildren, Nelson, Angel, Isabella and Teagan Perez; Crimson McConnell; and Madeline and Logan Kiefer; her sister, Geraldine Kubacki, Wyoming; her brothers, Daniel Levitsky, Dallas; and Mark Levisky, Delaware; and generations of nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday from Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating.

Entombment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Denison Cemetery Mausoleum, Swoyersville.

Family and friends are invited to Theresa's viewing which will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

For information, or to send the Mihalek family a message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home's website,, or Facebook page.

The family has kindly requested that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made, in Theresa's memory, to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 7, 2018