Veronica F. Columbus

Veronica F. Columbus, 89, formerly of Washington Square Apartments and New Mallery Place in Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday at Mountain Top Senior Care.

Born in Plains Township on Nov. 20, 1923, she was a daughter of the late John and Catherine Palcisko Shedlock.

Veronica was employed by Consolidated Cigar for several years and later worked for Empire Dress Co. until her retirement. She was a member of the Parish of St. Nicholas and the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.

She was preceded in death by six sisters and brothers.

She will be greatly missed by her son, Joseph A. Columbus and his wife, Mollie, Mountain Top; sister, Elizabeth Rudowitz, Kingston; and other family and friends.

A celebration of Veronica's life will be held Friday beginning at 11 a.m. in the Church of St. Nicholas, 226 S.Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with a funeral Mass at noon.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to , 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Arrangements by McLaughlin's – The Family Funeral Service.

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Published in Times Leader on May 2, 2013