Leslie Ann Shinert

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Leslie Ann Shinert, 48, of Pittston Township, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at home from complications of diabetes.

Born in Pittston on May 5, 1964, she was a daughter of Charles F. and Barbara Karsko Shinert. She was a 1982 graduate of Pittston Area High School and earned an associate's degree from Lackawanna Junior College. She was employed at Techneglas, Wal-Mart Distribution Center and most recently as a clerk at Wal-Mart.

Leslie was a happy person who enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends. She had a great love for her cats, photography, spending time outdoors and fishing.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles F. Shinert.

Surviving are her mother, Barbara Shinert; brother, Charles Shinert; sisters, Laurie Blasi and Karen Katchmar; five nieces and a nephew.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Queen of the Apostles Church, Hawthorne Street, Avoca, with the Rev. Phillip Sladika officiating. Interment will follow in Springbrook Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Due to Leslie's love of cats, memorial donations may be made in her name to the SPCA, Fox Hill Road, Plains Township, PA 18702.

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Published in Times Leader on Mar. 7, 2013