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Irene C. Ostrofski

Irene C. Ostrofski, 85, a life resident of the Upper Askam section of Hanover Township, passed away Saturday at her home.

Irene was born in Hanover Township on May 16, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Olshefski) Paprota.

Irene was a graduate of Hanover Township High School, Class of 1946. She was employed as a sewing machine operator in the local garment industry. Irene retired in 1985 to babysit her grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She and her husband William enjoyed doing everything together. She loved the company of her family and friends. Irene also enjoyed gardening.

Irene was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years of marriage, William S. Ostrofski, Aug. 19, 2011; sister, Josephine Politz; brothers, Joseph Paprota and Frank Paprota.

Surviving are her daughter, Donna Rother and her husband Robert of Hanover Township; grandsons, Robert Rother Jr., Hanover Township; Michael Rother and his wife, Stephanie, Dallas; Matthew Rother, Rome, Pa.; great-grandsons, Michael and Benjamin Rother of Dallas; sisters, Eleanor Hale and Agnes Mezanko of Lindhurst, N.J.; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Irene will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Main Street, Sugar Notch. The Rev. Joseph Kakareka will officiate. Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. until time of service at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Funeral Home

George A Strish Inc Funeral Home
105 N Main St Ashley, PA 18706
(570) 822-8575

Published in Times Leader on July 21, 2013
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