Laura A. LeSoine, 41, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday evening at the Cancer Treatment Center of America, Philadelphia, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Her loving husband is Rick A. LeSoine. Together, Rick and Laura celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary on May 5, 2013.
Born on April 22, 1972, in Wilkes-Barre, Laura was one of 14 children born to Phyllis M. (Brushkoski) Balberchak, of Exeter, and the late Daniel J. Balberchak, who passed away on June 7, 2013.
Raised in Forty Fort, Laura was a graduate of the former Bishop O'Reilly High School, Kingston, class of 1990.
Laura was currently employed as a customer service manager for Core-Mark International, Hanover Township.
A woman of great faith, Laura was a member of Cross Creek Community Church, Trucksville.
Laura was an active athlete all of her life, excelling in softball and basketball.
A devoted wife and mother, Laura lived for her husband and her sons. She was blessed to share many special moments with her family, and she especially enjoyed going on family vacations.
Laura will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Her presence will be deeply missed, but her beautiful spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of her loved ones.
In addition to her husband, Rick, and her mother, Phyllis, Laura is survived by her beloved sons, Ross R. LeSoine and Jacob L. LeSoine, both at home; her brothers, Daniel J. Balberchak Jr., David Balberchak, Mark Balberchak, John Balberchak, Stephen Balberchak, Lucas Balberchak and Matthew Balberchak; her sisters, Linda McKenna, Christine Balberchak, Diane Brace, Phyllis August, Mary Balberchak and Karen Balberchak; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service, which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. Dave Martin, pastor of Cross Creek Community Church, Trucksville, and the Rev. Kenneth Kreller, pastor of River of Life Fellowship Ministries, Lehman, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.
Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service Tuesday at the funeral home.
For additional information or to send the LeSoine family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.The family requests that flowers kindly be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made in Laura's memory to The Smile Foundation, 6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509.
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave Forty Fort, PA 18704
Published in Times Leader from June 30 to July 1, 2013