Irene H. "Tina" Gulvas

Jan. 30, 2013

Irene H. "Tina" Gulvas, 86, of Glen Lyon, formerly of Nanticoke, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, Jan. 30 at Birchwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke.

Born in Nanticoke on July 13, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Zyblewski Bienkowski.

She attended Nanticoke schools. At age 15, she was employed as a nurse's aide at Retreat State Hospital prior to working at a clothing factory in the Hanover Township area.

Irene was a member of the Polish National Independent Church, Nanticoke, as well as the American Legion Auxiliary Post 359, Nanticoke.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 1969, as well as her brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her sons, Allen Gulvas and wife Debra, Plymouth, and John Gulvas and companion Patricia; daughter, Linda Sidas, Glen Lyon; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today at 7 p.m. at the Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family for calling hours from 5 p.m. until time of service.

Published in Times Leader on Feb. 1, 2013