MOUNT CARMEL — Bernadine J. "Jean" Petruskevich, 79, of 6 S. Spruce St., passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, with her family at her side.
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Born June 9, 1933, in Mount Carmel, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Shalonis) Wojick and stepdaughter of Joseph Lapinski. Jean's natural father died before her birth, and after her mother married her stepfather, Joseph Lapinski, he raised her as his own daughter.
She was a 1951 graduate of Mount Carmel High School.
On Oct. 2, 1954, in Church of Our Lady, Mount Carmel, she married the late Francis M. Petruskevich, who preceded her in death May 18, 1989.
She was employed as a laborer at Paper Magic.
Bernadine was a member of Divine Redeemer Church, formerly a member of Holy Cross Church, was manager of the Holy Cross Guinan's Club and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Jean loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed watching QVC and the Food Network.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Timpko, and her husband, Charles; two sons, Francis J. Petruskevich, and his wife, Bernadette, and Dennis Petruskevich, all of Mount Carmel; five grandchildren, Charles Timpko, and his wife, Jen, Tiffany West, and her husband, Jim, Krista Rae Petruskevich, Robert Marinelli, and his wife, Karen, and Kyle Petruskevich, and five great-grandchildren, Kayla, Daisy, Mandy, Alexa and Thomas.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Douglas, and two brothers, Joseph and Ronald Lapinski.
PETRUSKEVICH — Bernadine J. "Jean" Petruskevich, 79, of 6 S. Spruce St., Mount Carmel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday at Divine Redeemer Church, Mount Carmel, with The Rev. John A. Szada Jr. as celebrant. Burial will be in Our Mother of Consolation Cemetery, Mount Carmel Township. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at the C.J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc., 27 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel, C.J. Lucas IV, supervisor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Mount Carmel Public Library, 30 S. Oak St., Mount Carmel 17851. To send condolences to the family, go to www.cjlucasfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The News Item from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2012