Jennifer L. Warke, 30, of Sugar Notch, beloved wife of William John Warke, died Wednesday at home after a long illness.
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Born in Kingston, she was the daughter of Susan Osif Domyan, of Drums, James Domyan, of Ashley, and Mark Lamont, of Hughesville; and granddaughter of Lillian Osif, of Hazleton.
She is also survived by sisters, Jamie Domyan, Justine Domyan-Hernandez and Jolene Domyan; brothers, James Domyan Jr. and Christian Lamont; aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and a niece; and her dear poodle Tiger.
She was predeceased by her grandfather, Emil Osif.
Jennifer graduated from Hanover High School and attended college locally. She was employed as an executive assistant by The Physician's Resource of Mountain Top.
An "old soul," Jennifer shared William's love of antique Cadillacs and traveled frequently with him to car shows. She had great taste but enjoyed simple pleasures. She enjoyed beach vacations and also loved gardening, crocheting, crafts and music. Never far from her crocheting bag, Jenny made sure every new baby in her family and circle of friends got a custom blanket in short order. Her love of life was focused on her family and friends, and her radiant smile and outgoing personality touched all around her.
From the start of her battle with angiosarcoma in 2010, she was unfailingly concerned more with those around her than her own plight. Visitors would come to cheer up her and leave cheered up themselves. On chemo day she went with homemade baked goods for the nurses and other patients, singing her favorite Billy Joel songs. She and her family were especially grateful for the fine care from Dr. Martin Martino and the staff at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Geisinger Wilkes-Barre. Her family also would also like to expresses gratitude to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for helping Jenny to finish her journey at home surrounded by family and friends. She departed as she lived, with absolute grace and class.
Funeral services will be held at 12:45 p.m. Monday at the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with Divine Liturgy and the Office of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. in Holy Assumption of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, 695 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Rev. James Hayer will conduct Panacea Services at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Jenny's Journey of Hope Benefit Fund, UFCW Federal Credit Union, 1460 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township, PA 18702.
Published in Times Leader on July 20, 2013