Josephine V. "Jo" Poklemba, 96, a resident of the Lackawanna County Health & Rehab Center, Blakely, formerly of Dickson City, died Tuesday morning at the center following an illness. She was the widow of Ambrose Poklemba, who died in 1989. They had been married for 45 years.
Born in Dickson City, daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia Sadlowski Lesnikowski, she was educated at Dickson City High School, and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish at St. Anthony's Church in Throop.
She was a loving wife, mother and sister, who enjoyed being a homemaker, cooking, baking, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by a son, Robert, Blakely; two sisters, Regina Drazdek, Sturges; and Dorothy Williams, California; a sister-in-law, Marge Poklemba, Olyphant; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald Poklemba; four sisters, Anna "Peg" Spolnick, Frances Hinkell, Mary Bredsnajder and Rose Bianchi; and two younger brothers.
The funeral will be Saturday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Parish, Rebecca Street, Throop, to be celebrated by Monsignor Michael J. Delaney, pastor. Those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will be at Holy Ghost Cemetery, Blakely. Arrangements are by the John J. Turko & Sons Funeral Home, Dickson City.
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