Rose Kowalski

Rose Kowalski, 85, of West Wyoming, left this world to be with her husband, Edmund, of 67 years, who preceded her in death by four months.

Rose was born in Hudson. She was daughter to the late John and Helen Suchcoke Marchlinski. She grew up in the Plains area and attended local schools. As a young mother, she worked for the Embassy Restaurant, Wilkes-Barre, and later in the garment industry and retired from Leslie Fay as a sewing-machine operator.

Rose loved to play card games with her family and, until her illness, enjoyed bowling and played in various leagues. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd Polish National Church, Plymouth, and a member of the ILGWU.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edmund "Red," and brothers, John and Carl.

Surviving are her son, Edmund, and his wife, Toni, Wilkes-Barre; daughters, Carol Gerzarowski and husband Tom, Tunkhannock; Catherine Mizzer and husband Mark, West Wyoming; Elizabeth Serbin and husband Tom, Dallas; Patricia Barna and husband Bernie, Fredon, N.J.; seven grandchildren, Kimberly, Thomas, Gail, Mark, David, Eddie and Trisha; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Hines, Hudson; Mary Hrobak, Wilkes-Barre: Celia Bedziecki, Wilkes-Barre; several nieces and nephews.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Church of the Good Shepherd Polish National Church, Plymouth. Interment will follow in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the .

The family wishes to thank all the nurses, aides and staff at the Celtic Hospice Care Center for their excellent care and compassion in caring for our mother, both at home and at the inpatient unit on Church St. in Wilkes-Barre. You are all very special people.

Arrangements are in the care of the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., Plains.

Funeral Home

Yanaitis Funeral Home
55 Stark St Plains, PA 18705
(570) 822-2416

Published in Times Leader on May 14, 2013