Jewel A. Valencik

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CATAWISSA — Jewel A. Valencik, 75, of McIntyre Road, Catawissa, passed away with her own quiet grace early Saturday morning, Sept. 25, 2010, at Emmanuel Center at Maria Joseph, Danville.

She had dealt with health problems for some time, and had failing health since July. She was born May 2, 1935, in Ashland, and was a daughter of the late Vincent and Mary (McDonald) Devine.

She was married to Eugene P. Valencik, who is originally of Slabtown. They had observed their 54th wedding anniversary on Jan. 14.

Jewel worked for Shamokin Dress Co. for more than 40 years.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church, Slabtown, and the American Legion Auxiliary for 57 years.

Jewel enjoyed sewing, cooking and spending time with her family.

She was a very considerate, compassionate, kind and private person and didn't want to intrude in anyone's life.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Eugene Valencik, of Reading; three sisters, Marie Wade, Glenville, N.C., Diane McDonald, Kulpmont, and Donna Eroh, Ringtown, and a brother, Robert Devine and his wife Ann Marie, Elysburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

VALENCIK — Jewel A. Valencik, 75, of McIntyre Road, Catawissa. A prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Allen R. Horne Funeral Home, 193 McIntyre Road, Catawissa, with the Rev. Thomas I. Mannion officiating. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bear Gap. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. Tuesday until time of the funeral service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2000 L St., N.W. Suite 710, Washington, D.C., 20036, or the , 30 E. 33rd St. New York, N.Y., 10016.
Published in The News Item on Sept. 27, 2010
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