Teresa Sewatsky Wall, 83, of Lake Winola, passed away on July 2, 2013, with her children at her side.
Born in Duryea, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna Gorko Sewatsky. She was raised in Falls, graduated from Falls-Overfield High School in 1947, and spent her adult years in the Lake Winola area. She married the late Gerald Parker Wall on June 14, 1952 and was married to him until his death on Nov. 3, 1991.
Teresa lived her life in service to God and her community. She was a devout member of St. Mary of the Lake Church and participated in its choir and Prayer Shawl group and served as a Eucharistic minister and lector. She was a member of both St. Mary of the Lake and Nativity B.V.M's Altar and Rosary Societies. Teresa was a past member of the Lake Winola Lioness Club and was honored as "Lioness of the Year." A member of the Lake Winola Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary and a volunteer at Tyler Hospital from 1988 until her illness.
She worked in the garment industry from 1947 to 1980 and worked at McKinney's Manufacturing from 1980 until her retirement in 1993. In recent years, she worked at the Schirg's booth at the Farmers Market.
Surviving are her caregiver and daughter, Pat Wall, Lake Winola; son, Allen and wife, Kathy Wall, Matthews, N.C.; sister, Eleanor Heller, Danville, Pa.; nephew, Earl Heller and wife, Monica, New Jersey; an uncle, grandnephews, cousins; grand-dogs, Sally and Abby.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Lake, Lake Winola. Interment will be in Mt. View Burial Park, Harding. Family will receive friends and family on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church on Saturday.
Memorial contributions in Teresa's honor may be made to St. Mary of the Lake Capuchin Sisters Support Fund, St. Mary of the Lake or Church of Nativity B.V.M. – all at 99 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.