Steffie Zaleski

Steffie Zaleski, 85, a lifelong resident of Bennett Street, Duryea, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Hospice Community Care, Dunmore.

She was born in Duryea, May 5, 1927, and was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Zaleski. Steffie was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Church, Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. Steffie was a proud member of the Duryea High School, class of 1945, and she and her classmates all maintained lifelong friendships, and met up for dinners on a regular basis. She worked for many years in the local garment industry and was a union representative for the ILGWU.

In addition to her parents, Steffie was preceded in death by her sisters, Irene Klimek and Sister Fidelia O.F.F.; her brother, Stanley Zaleski; and her niece, Charlotte Jaskula.

She is survived by her nephew, Robert Zaleski, with whom she resided; and her great-nephew, Bobby Zaleski and his wife, Melissa, and their children, Katie and Robbie. Steffie is also survived by her nieces, Carol Philhower and Diane Mastroiacovo; nephews, Gerald Klimek and Ronald Klimek; and her godchild, Ann Levandoski.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott, officiating. Interment will be held at Holy Rosary Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Rosary Church, Nativity of our Lord Parish, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, PA 18642.

Arrangements are by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfu

Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 16, 2012