Margaret Sakulich Howanetz

Margaret Sakulich Howanetz, 84, of Taylor, died Monday afternoon at Mountain View Care Center. Her husband, Stephen, died Aug. 26, 1962.

Born in Dunmore, on June 14, 1928, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Kost Sakulich, she was a parishioner of St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Old Forge. Throughout her life, Marge worked for Continental Cigar, Parodi Cigar and retired from the Taylor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, which she truly loved.

During this time, remembering the names of the residents and conversing in Slavonic brought her and the residents much comfort. Marge lost her husband early in life, and she was grateful to God that she was able to raise her sons.

Also surviving are two sons, Protodeacon Stephen and wife, Juliane, Olyphant; and Gregory and wife, Jennifer, Maple Glen; five grandchildren, Mark, Stephen, Laura, Rachel and Daniel; a sister, Mary Phillips, Tobyhanna; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, John Sakulich.

The family would like to express a special thank you and deepest gratitude to the staff at Mountain View Care Center for the love, understanding and care they gave to Marge throughout her illness.

The funeral will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor, followed by services at 10 in St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 512 Summer St., Old Forge, by the Rev. John Soucek, rector. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. Parastas services will be at 6:30. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 512 Summer St., Old Forge, 18518; or to the , 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-1309. To share memories or to send online condolences, visit www.semian

Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 16, 2013