Agnes Goodman

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September 2, 2012

Agnes Semanick Goodman, a resident of Tilbury Terrace, West Nanticoke, died Sunday, September 2, 2012, at the age of 98, at Chardon Place Assisted Living, Johns Island, S.C.

Born on May 26, 1914 in Larksville, Agnes was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Zavachin) Semanick.

Agnes graduated from the former Larksville High School and Wyoming Seminary.

She was a devoted, life-long member of St Joseph's Slovak Catholic Church, Nanticoke, where she was an active member of the St. Joseph Christian Women's Association until the church's consolidation. She was also a member of the Saint Cyril Methodius Slovak Society, Danville, and the Padre Pio Society.

Agnes had been employed by the S&H Green Stamp Company, Alta Industries and Sears, from where she finally retired in 1985.

Agnes' main interests in life were her home and family, all church activities and a passion for reading.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Harry Goodman; her daughter, Jane; her sisters, Catherine Kirby and Mary Semanick.

Agnes is survived by her daughter, Mary Troiani, RN, of Kiawah Island, S.C.; her son, Dr. Paul Goodman, DO, of Erie; her five grandsons, Attorney James Troiani, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Charles Troiani, MBA, of Kiawah Island, S.C.; Attorney William R. Troiani, of Irvine, Calif.; Martin Troiani, MBA, of San Ramon, Calif.; and Henry Goodman, of Santa Barbara, Calif. Additionally, Agnes is survived by her eight great-grandchildren, Nick, Chris, Dominic, Chuckie, Emma, Alexander, Alyssa, A.J. Troiani; her nephews, Ed Kirby, of Hackettstown, N.J., and Tommy Kirby, of Plymouth.

The funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the Grontkowski Funeral Home, P.C., 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Saint Faustina Kowalska Parish, Holy Trinity Worship Site, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. James Nash, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Saint Stephen's Cemetery, Lehman Township. Family and Friends may call on Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Published in Times Leader on Sept. 6, 2012
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