Dolores T. Maciborski Kulpak

On Saturday, January 12, 2013, heaven welcomed Dolores T. (Maciborski) Kulpak, 79, of Greencastle, Pa., into the loving arms of our Lord. We are certain that her husband of 43 years,Stanley, was the first to greet her, as he preceded her in death in April 1998.

She was born Sept. 11, 1933, in Old Forge, Pa., and graduated from Old Forge High School in 1951. She became a bookkeeper after high school before her marriage to her best friend, Stanley T. Kulpak, on May 7, 1955.

Dolores spent the majority of her life dedicating herself to being a loving, supporting wife, raising their wonderful seven children and providing hospitality to wives and soldiers and those in need while traveling during her husband's 32 years of military service.

She had many interests, including painting, needlework, duck-pin bowling, reading, fishing, working for Valentine Florist in later years, as well as quilting. Dolores was a Girl Scout leader for 20 years. She was Tony Stewart's "biggest fan" while watching NASCAR and was able to enjoy being a "Snow Bird" in Florida.

She is survived by her children: Janet Schwartz (husband Larry) of Annapolis, Md.; Michael Kulpak (wife Donna) of Greencastle, Pa.; Pam Shatzer (husband Gary) of Greencastle; Rose Gates (lifetime companion Cleatus Robinson) of Greencastle; Vanessa Kulpak (companion Brian Misner) of Waynesboro, Pa.; Melissa Kulpak (companion Angela Latini) of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and Helen Hughes (companion Zeke Cohenour) of Huntingdon, Pa. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Nehme of Taylor; and Frances Dippi of Mount Laurel, N.J.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, Frank and Rose Maciborski; and her brothers, William, Daniel, Francis and Joseph.

To celebrate her life and the legacy left by our mother, we invite you to a family visitation to be held at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.

A funeral Mass officiated by the Rev. John Bateman will be held at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro, at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, with graveside service to follow at the Cedar Hill Cemetery.

The celebration will continue at the American Legion Post 373, located at 254 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, where a traditional Polish wake will be held in her honor. All are welcome as we remember this extraordinary woman.

Dolores loved flowers, but contributions can also be made to Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Inc., 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

On-line condolences may be expressed at www.bower soxfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 15, 2013