Sharon L. (Dow) Kipiel

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Sharon L. (Dow) Kipiel, 62, of Regent Street, south Wilkes-Barre, passed into eternal life early Wednesday morning in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, following an illness.

Born in Concordville, Pa., on Dec. 3, 1950, she was a daughter to the late Richard and Freda (Wilkinson) Dow. She was a graduate of Garnett Valley High School and furthered her education by attending Bloomsburg University.

Mrs. Kipiel worked for more than 25 years with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, holding the position of web developer upon the time of her retirement.

She is remembered by family and friends for her love of gardening and the special care she gave to her four beloved dogs.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 33 years, Mr. Thomas J. Kipiel, who passed on May 7, 2003.

She is survived by her daughter, Shelley, at home; grandchildren, Emily Alice and Sagan Thomas; brother, Mr. Alan Dow; and sister, Mrs. KittyJo Dow-McDermott.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of her family from the Wilkes-Barre Heights location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 281 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. As per Sharon's request, there will be no formal public calling hours.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the .

To send her daughter, Shelley, and family online words of comfort, support and friendship, please visit the funeral home's website at
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 5, 2013