Jeanne A. Fadusko

Jeanne Ann Fadusko, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday at The Highlands Nursing Center, LaPorte, Pa.

Born March 28, 1942, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Metro and Helen Lutkoski Fadusko.

Jeanne was a 1959 graduate of GAR High School, Wilkes-Barre, and a graduate of Wilkes University with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She joined the Air Force in 1966 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where she received the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with four Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal, Air Force Training Ribbon, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Jeanne retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1988.

Jeanne worked as team supervisor at the American Red Cross, Ashley, for many years. She was a member of the former Holy Trinity Church, Wilkes-Barre, where she was a lector and taught CCD classes, and currently belonged to St. Andre Bessette parish, Wilkes-Barre. She enjoyed spending time doing yard work and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Fadusko.

Surviving are her sisters, Patricia Fadusko of Bear Creek, and Judith Marie Sawyer and her husband, Perry S., of Stonington, Conn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Saviour Church, Hilliard Street, East End Section of Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Kenneth Seegar, pastor, will be celebrant. Interment with military honors will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bear Creek. Friends may call 8:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Arrangements are by the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre.

Published in Times Leader on Sept. 3, 2013