Irene Naslanic, 91, of Old Forge, died Tuesday at Mountain View Care Center in Scranton. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Stanley Naslanic, on Nov. 6, 2000.
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Born in West Scranton on Sept. 3, 1922, daughter of the late Samuel and Josephine Bucholski Ameika, Irene was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, class of 1942. Upon raising her two children, she worked in the local garment industry. A member of the ILGWU, she retired from Hy-grade Pants Factory in Taylor, where her husband was a co-owner. She was a faithful member of the former St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Old Forge. She enjoyed watching movies, her favorite pastime was crossword puzzles, and she adored her daughter's bird, Annie. A loving mother and grandmother, Irene will be dearly missed.
Her family wishes to express their gratitude to the entire staff of Mountain View Care Center for the care and compassion given to them throughout Irene's stay.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Lockhart, with whom she resided; son, Don Naslanic and wife, Susan, Lancaster; two adoring grandsons, David Naslanic and wife, Jae; and Matthew Naslanic; many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by brothers, Edward and Joseph Ameika; sisters, Wanda Katchur, Henrietta Zurvanski and Helen Klosek; and her son-in-law, Warren Lockhart.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence O'Toole Church, 620 S. Main St., Old Forge, to be celebrated by the Rev. August A. Ricciardi, pastor. Interment will follow at SS. Peter and Paul Parish Cemetery, West Scranton.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects today, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Irene's name to the
, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, 18517. Visit www.KearneyFuneralHome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Kearney Funeral Homes
517 North Main Street Old Forge, PA 18518-1811
Published in Scranton Times on May 23, 2014