Adeline M. Markowski

April 17, 2014

Adeline M. Kowker Markowski, 82, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Frackville, passed away peacefully Thursday with her family by her side at the home of her sister, Amelia, in Hershey.

Born in Frackville, Oct. 1, 1931, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Oldinsky Kowker.

She was a 1949 graduate of the former West Mahanoy Township High School.

She was a member of Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, Frackville, and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

She was a dedicated volunteer with Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Schuylkill County, for which she was the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award for 2010. She volunteered at Broad Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Frackville.

Adeline worked as a presser in local garment factories and also worked at the former General Cigar factory, Mahanoy City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Simon "Sam" Markowski, in 2000; sister, Eleanor Zink; infant sisters, Agnes, Geraldine, Ann Marie and Theresa Kowker; and four brothers, Edward, John Jr., Leonard and Walter Kowker.

Adeline is survived by a daughter, Maxine Dusel and her husband, Martin, Lexington, Ky.; son, Stanley Markowski, Harrisburg; grandchildren, Brian Dusel, Michelle Dusel and Daniel Markowski; sister, Amelia Niccolini, Hershey; brother, William Kowker, Gilberton; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Annunciation BVM Roman Catholic Church, Frackville, with the Rev. Ronald Minner as the celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville. Interment will be in Annunciation Parish Cemetery, Englewood/Frackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Broad Mountain Manor Patient Activities, 500 W. Laurel St., Frackville, PA 17931 or Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville, has charge of arrangements. Visit

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Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 19, 2014