Kristyn Elizabeth Rose Kromko, 16, of Clarks Summit, passed away Monday at Community Medical Center.
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Born July 25, 1993, she was the daughter of Joseph and Roberta (Bobbie) Klinkel Kromko. She was a sophomore at Abington Heights High School and was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Church. Kristyn was a cheerleader at Abington Heights High School and attended the All-Star Academy for cheerleaders for several years. She was active in the Symphony Orchestra and enjoyed horseback riding. She had just begun her first job at Taco Bell. In her earlier years, she danced at the Waverly Community House with the Divine School of Dance, taking tap, jazz and ballet.
When Kristyn entered, the room would light up with her smile and mere presence. Her inner glow and love for life radiated to those around her. Kristyn was an amazing, vibrant and beautiful young woman who will be so unbelievably missed. Even in death, she gave the ultimate gift of life to others, as she was an organ donor.
Also surviving are a brother, Brandon Joseph Kromko, at home: paternal grandparents, Joseph Kromko and Kay Armfield, Peckville: aunts, uncles, cousins and cherished friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Robert and Rose Klinkel; paternal grandmother, Betty Francis; and an uncle, Robert Kromko.
The funeral will be Friday, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Church, 310 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment will be in Abington Hills Cemetery, South Abington Twp.
Those planning to attend the funeral Mass are asked to go directly to the church.
Friends may call today, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. For directions or to send a online condolence, go to www.law renceeyoungfuneralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 29, 2010