Ceil Christopher

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Ceil M. Christopher, Lake Ariel, died Wednesday morning at the Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center after a brief illness. Her husband, Edward W. Christopher, died in 1977.

Born in Throop, daughter of the late Carl and Bertha Kasprak Romanowski, she was a member of St. Thomas More/St. Mary's Parish Community, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Mary's Church. She was an original organizer of the Ledgedale Volunteer Fire Company's Ladies Auxillary.

Surviving are a son, Richard and his wife, Maria, Gilbert, Ariz.; a daughter, Carol Gelesky, Lake Ariel; sisters, Jesse Brutzman, Scranton; and Dorothy Grzywack, Hopewell, Pa.; grandchildren, Jon David and Tricia; a great-granddaughter, Alina; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Carl and Eugene Romanowski; and sisters, Irene and Romanye.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 330 St. Mary's Church Road, Lake Ariel.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the church. Arrangements by the James Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel. Cremation took place at the Lake Region Crematory at the James Wilson Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or at www.stjude.org. To send the family an online condolence, visit www.james wilsonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 10, 2013