Arlene Soboleski, 92, of Sugar Notch, passed away Sunday at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Sugar Notch on July 19, 1921. She was a daughter of the late John and Helen Savitski Skupski. Arlene was a graduate of Sugar Notch High School and the Empire Beauty School, Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, Sugar Notch. Arlene was a proud former member of the Wyoming Valley Elk Lodge, Wilkes-Barre. She was the first woman locally to be inducted into the lodge, where she held various offices including that of Exalted Ruler. She was also named both Elk and Officer of the Year.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Soboleski, in 1989; sisters, Mary Boyek and Regina Dudinski; and brother Eugene Skupski.
Surviving are her daughter, Marlene Munley, and her husband, Greg, Sugar Notch; granddaughter, Tara Popowich, and her husband, Tom, New Jersey; great-grandchildren, whom she adored, Peter and Alexandra Popowich; and brother John Skupski, Ashley.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. A Mass of Christian Burial is at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Parish, with the Rev. Joseph Kakareka officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday.
The family would like to thank Dr. Roy Gernhardt for his care, understanding and guidance in dealing with the difficult disease of Alzheimer's. Arlene's family would also like to extend a special thank-you to the Associates of Preferred Home Health Care for their outstanding care and compassion shown to Arlene and her family throughout hese very trying times. Their care was exceptional.
George A Strish Inc Funeral Home
105 N Main St Ashley, PA 18706
Published in Times Leader on Sept. 10, 2013