Stella Kashuba

MOUNT CARMEL — Stella Kashuba entered peacefully into eternal rest on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Mount Carmel Senior Living Community, where she had been a resident for the past two years.

She was the wife of the late Dr. Stephen A. Kashuba, a prominent chiropractor well known throughout the Mount Carmel area, and was a daughter of the late Joseph and Florence Berent, formerly of Shamokin.

She was a graduate of St. Edward's High School and was married in St. Edward's Church June 6, 1943. Until the time of her husband's death in 2008, she had enjoyed 65 wonderful years of marriage.

On Oct. 26, 2013, she celebrated her 92nd birthday.

She enjoyed traveling throughout the states and among the islands. She and her husband shared a profound interest in organic farming, which they were able to pursue on their farm in nearby Paxinos.

A devoted Catholic all her life, she was a member of Divine Redeemer Church, Mount Carmel, and a former member of Our Mother of Consolation Parish.

Surviving are her son, Stephen A. Jr., and his wife, Donna, and three grandchildren, Tara, Kylie and Leah, all of Norman, Okla.; one sister, Elizabeth Strickland, of Scranton, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Maurer, formerly of Paxinos, Florence Gies, formerly of Clare, Mich., and Marcella "Marcy" Skovrinski, formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a brother, Frank, formerly of Hollywood, Fla.


KASHUBA — Stella Kashuba, 92, of the Mount Carmel Senior Living Community. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in Divine Redeemer Church, 300 W. Avenue, Mount Carmel, with the Rev. Martin O. Moran III officiating. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bear Gap. Viewing will be held from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, transferal prayers at 9:15 a.m., in the C.J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 27 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel, C.J. Lucas IV, supervisor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to EWTN, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210. To send condolences to the family, visit

Funeral Home

C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc.
27 North Vine Street Mount Carmel, PA 17851
(570) 339-4110

Published in The News Item on Apr. 23, 2014