COAL TOWNSHIP — Margaret C. Klembara, 100, who lived at Serenity Gardens, Kulpmont, for the past six years and was formerly of 1040 W. Arch St., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.
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Born March 28, 1912, in Coal Township, she was a daughter of Italian immigrants, the late Mary (Borgetti) and Frank Bioletti.
She attended Garfield School in Coal Township.
On June 25, 1938, at the former St. Joseph Church, Coal Township, she married Michael "Gish" Klembara, who preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1998.
She was a homemaker.
Margaret was a parishioner of Our Lady Of Hope Church, Coal Township, and a member of the Sunflower Club and B.P.O. Elks Auxiliary. Margaret was a millinier in her early years and was very clever at her craft.
She was a devoted wife and mother. She dearly loved all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her Catholic faith. Throughout her whole life, Margaret exemplified class, grace and poise.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret "Meg" and Charles Bartol, of Coal Township; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael "Gish" and Jane Klembara, of Coal Township; six grandchildren, Maria Gratti and her husband, Vince, of Elysburg, Matthew Bartol and his wife, Anne, of Coal Township, Michael Klembara and his wife, Anita, of Schuylkill Haven, Andrew Klembara, of Coal Township, Jennifer Gubernot and her husband, Joseph, of Easton, and Melissa Klembara, of Washington, D.C.; 11 great-grandchildren, Hannah and Gina Gratti, Jacob Bartol, Michaela and Julia Klembara, Peyton, Ty and Gabe Klembara, and Joseph, Luke and Reese Gubernot.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
KLEMBARA — Margaret C. Klembara, 100, of Serenity Gardens, Kulpmont, and formerly of 1040 W. Arch St., Coal Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Hope Church, First and Chestnut Streets, Coal Township. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Hope Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the James Kelley Funeral Home, James F. Kelley, director, 1001 W. Arch St. at Maple Street, Coal Township. As an expression of sympathy, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Our Lady Of Lourdes Regional School, 2001 Clinton Ave., Coal Township 17866, or to Our Lady Of Hope Church, 869 W. Chestnut St., Coal Township 17866.
Published in The News Item on Dec. 5, 2012