Theresa Kaluzavich, 86, of Pittston passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Highland Manor, Exeter.
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Born in Pittston on Oct. 2, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Zofia Novabilski.
Theresa attended St. John the Baptist School and Jenkins Township High School.
She was a member of the former St. John the Baptist Church, Pittston, and recently a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish Community, Pittston.
Prior to retirement, she was employed by the cigar industry.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John; sisters, Mary Lakowski, Sophie Novabilski and Julie Novabilski; and brothers, Joseph and William Novabilski.
Theresa is survived by her son, Robert Kaluzavich (Carol), Pittston; daughter, Patricia Stanchak (John), Marietta, Ga.; grandchildren, Rob Kaluzavich (Maria), Kingston; Carmel Kratz (John), Greentown; Michael Kaluzavich (Maria), Punta Gorda, Fla.; Rita Giambra (Matt), Wyoming; Ann Kaluzavich, Camp Hill; David Kaluzavich, Pittston; Melissa Evans (Will), Flowery Beach, Ga.; and Katie Stanchak, Medford, Mass.; great-grandchildren, Claire Kaluzavich, Emma Kratz, Molly Kratz, Ryan Kaluzavich and Charlie Evans; brother, Bernard Novabilski, Old Forge; and sister, Margie Piskorik, Illinois.
The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church St., Pittston.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston.
Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Slovak Cemetery, Exeter.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Care and Concern Health Clinic of the Greater Pittston Food Pantry, St. John the Evangelist Parish Community, William Street, Pittston, PA 18640.
Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home
134 Church St
Pittston, PA 18640
Published in Citizens' Voice from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2013