Mildred Kronick Lentes

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Mildred Kronick Lentes, 88, a lifelong resident of Gouldsboro, died Thursday evening at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. She and her husband, Harold Alfred Lentes, had celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary this past March.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Fedorina Kronick, she attended Central High School, Scranton. Until her retirement in February of 2004, she was the Clifton Twp. tax collector for 30 years.

She was also the manager of Clifton Beach Mobile Home Sales. As self-proclaimed "Timber man's daughter" she worked along side her father in his logging business, and from that grew her love of the outdoors. An avid bowler, she bowled for the Scranton Times bowling team and was their top bowler. She was a charter member of the Gouldsboro American Legion Auxiliary and a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Moscow.

Also surviving are two daughters, Diane Arnold and husband, Dave, Swoop, Va.; and Linda Grassie and husband, Michael, High Point, N.C.; a son, John Lentes and wife, Tracy, Gouldsboro; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers and sisters, Stephen Kronick, Anna Kuchack, Doris Darlack and Georgie Kronick.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family and have been entrusted to the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 3 First St., Spring Brook Twp. Cremation will take place at the Strauch Cremation Center and Crematory, Lehigh Twp.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church St., Moscow, PA 18444. To leave an online condolence, visit
Published in Scranton Times on June 8, 2014