Irene Soltys, formerly of Nanticoke, died on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Born in Nanticoke on June 10, 1930, Irene graduated from Nanticoke High School, attended Alliance College in Pa., and completed her medical technology studies at the Abington Hospital in Abington, Pa.
Irene retired in 1989 from the Alliance Community Hospital as a supervisor of the hematology lab. Prior to that, she worked in the lab at the Ashtabula Hospital for seven years.
Irene belonged to the Regina Coeli Church, the Catholic Women's Club, The Altar and Rosary Society, Alliance Women's Club, the Alliance Area Senior Center, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the ASME Auxiliary.
For 23 years, Irene delivered meals weekly with the Meals on Wheels program in Alliance, Ohio. She was a former member of the Alliance Country Club, where she enjoyed playing golf with the "Linksters." She also enjoyed playing dominoes and bridge, attending the Mt. Union University continuing lectures and the University of Mount Union football games.
She most of all enjoyed her loving grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Leon and Viola (Wisniewski) Chrzan, and a sister, Marion.
Irene is survived by her husband of 60 years, Norbert; her children, Peter (Connie), West Chester, Ohio; Dr. James (Mary), Victor, N.Y.; and Mary (Andrew) Wood, Queenstown, Md; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister Elsie Sheakoski, Clarks Summit.
The family will receive friends at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maximo, Ohio, on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Dyer as celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Alliance.
Memorial contributions may be made to Regina Coeli Memorial Fund, 663 Fernwood Blvd., Alliance, OH 44601, or to the Alliance Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 885 S. Sawburg Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.
Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home, 1000 S. Union Ave., Alliance.
This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family online at www.sharerfuneralhome.com.