Eileen I. Rodzinak, 67, of Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday at Golden LivingCenter - Summit, Wilkes-Barre.
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Born Dec. 27, 1946, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John Thaddeus and Amelia Kraujalis Rodzinak. After the death of Eileen's father when she was 14, her mother moved the family to Wilkes-Barre, where Eileen spent the rest of her life. She graduated from Annunciation School in Brooklyn, Coughlin High School and Wilkes-Barre Business College. She was a nursing aide at Summit Nursing Home and Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. She also worked for Friedman's Express and Landaus in Plymouth. A member of the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima, Eileen was a communicant at the Church of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception.
In her younger years, Eileen was an avid bowler. She had a talent for the piano and a love for the trumpet. She also loved rings of all shapes and sizes, especially hearts. Eileen had an artistic ability, which led to her doing portraits of President John F. Kennedy and an unfinished portrait of Robert Kennedy. Eileen was a loving and devoted daughter, sister and aunt.
She is survived by her sisters, Geraldine Mecca, Moosic Lakes; and Deborah Ann Rodzinak, Wilkes-Barre; nephews, Tristan John Oldershaw, Maryland; and Shane Donald Oldershaw, Wilkes-Barre; and a niece, Bianca Kaitlyn Oldershaw, attending graduate school in Georgia.
She was also preceded in death by a niece, Lori Ann Mecca.
A celebration of Eileen's life will begin Saturday with visitation at 8:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 130 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9. McLaughlin's – The Family Funeral Service is assisting Eileen's family with arrangements.
Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Eileen's family at www.celebrateherlife.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 25, 2014
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