Ann Marie Wiernusz Stroka, 89, of Sugar Hollow, Tunkhannock passed away early Wednesday morning, May 15, 2013, at Tyler Memorial Hospital.
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Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Frances (Rokosz) Wiernusz and was the devoted wife of the late George S. Stroka.
Ann worked for many years as a zipper setter at Bocar Manufacturing in Tunkhannock. In her youth, Ann and her sister Mary spent time working at a war manufacturing factory in Connecticut during World War II.
She was a member of the Nativity BVM Church, the Nativity Altar and Rosary Society and the Rosary Makers of America.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, George Stroka on Oct. 12, 1998; brothers, Edmund, Leonard and Chester Wiernusz; and sister, Mary Chellis.
Surviving are her sons: Daniel and his wife Joan Stroka of Dalton, and Gerald and his wife Mary Stroka of Tunkhannock; and daughter Marianne and her husband Edward Ostrowsky of Back Mountain; brother, Michael and wife Jane Wiernusz of Tunkhannock; sister, Ceil and husband John Kobylski of Tunkhannock; and sisters-in-law: Julia Wiernusz and Irene Wiernusz both of Tunkhannock; sister-in-law, Marion Stroka of Tunkhannock; grandchildren: Daniel and wife Sabrina Stroka of Forest Hill, Md., Laurie and husband Allan Kennedy of Summit, N.J., Katrina and husband Jarod Buck of Harrisburg, Rebecca and husband Walter Kelly of Kingston, Chelsey and husband Christopher Zwicker of Arnold, Md., Brian and wife Eva Ostrowsky of Berkeley Heights N.J., Jennifer and husband Jason Cobb of Maynard, Mass., Thomas and wife Kim Stroka of Crafton, Md., Christine Stroka and fiancée Arthur Butler of Philadelphia, and Michael Stroka of Glenolden; as well as 10 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on May 18 from the Church of the Nativity BVM in Tunkhannock with Father Richard Polmounter presiding. Interment in Pieta Cemetery, Tunkhannock.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ann's name to The Church of the Nativity BVM, 99 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657, the
, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 or to the Wyoming County Heart Association, RT 6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from May 22 to May 28, 2013