Anna Kristula

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Nov. 28, 2012

Anna Kristula, 91, formerly of Dupont and a resident of Ethel's Country Lane PCH, Tunkhannock, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday, Nov. 28 2012, at Ethel's Country Lane PCH, Tunkhannock.

Born in Pittston Junction, on June 29 1921, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Susan Cimbak Dunaj.

Anna was a member of Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Church, Dupont, and a former member of the Ladies Adoration Society, where she spent many years helping to make pierogies, especially at the summer camps at Spojnia Farm.

In addition to her parents, Anna is preceded in death by her husband, Michael S. Kristula, who passed away in Nov. 1974; her two sons, Robert Kristula on July 3, 2003 and Joseph Dunay on April 10, 2005; three brothers, Michael, Joseph and her twin, Stephen; and a sister, Mary Martin.

Surviving are two sons, Martin Kristula and his wife, Rhonda, Millsboro, Del.; Michael Kristula, Suscon; daughter, Anne Hastie, and her husband, David, Tunkhannock; nine grandchildren, Anne-Michelle Bodine and Susan Harvey, Dalton; Jillian Doty, Fla.; Julie Caruso, Reading; Paul Kristula, Mifflintown; David Kristula, New Holland; Lynna Salmon, N.J.; Jacklyn Sullivan and Robert Kristula, N.C.; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Anna's family is especially grateful to Ethel Kidd for the loving care and compassion given to "Our Babci" for the past five years. She was not just a caregiver, but also a friend.

Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc. 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with Rev. Zbigniew Dawid officiating.

Friends may call Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be heldat Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Asera Care Hospice, 749 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411

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Published in Times Leader on Nov. 30, 2012
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