Cecelia "Ceil" Zakjawski

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Cecelia (Ceil) Zakjawski, 90, of Shavertown, entered into eternal life on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013, at Hospice Community Care, Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, with her daughter, Diane, at her side.

Her beloved husband was the late Aloysius Zakjawski, who passed away on Feb. 24, 1974. Aloysius and Ceil were united in marriage in 1945 at Holy Family Church in Sugar Notch and together they shared 29 beautiful years.

Born on Oct. 3, 1922 in Ashley, Ceil was a daughter of the late Ignatz and Antonia (Lipowska) Stanaszkiewicz.

Raised in Ashley, Ceil was a graduate of the former Ashley High School, Class of 1940.

Following their marriage, Aloysius and Ceil lived in Ashley for some time, eventually relocating to Shavertown, where she resided for the past 50 years.

Prior to her retirement, Ceil was employed for nine years as an assembler for Encon Inc., Dallas. In her earlier years, she was employed for 18 years as an inspector for the former Woodbury Manufacturing Co., Wilkes-Barre.

Ceil was a faithful member of St. Frances X. Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, Carverton.

A woman of many enjoyments, Ceil especially enjoyed playing bingo at the Swoyersville Volunteer Hose Co. No. 1. She also enjoyed listening to various polkas and always looked forward to watching polkas on television.

Family was the center of Ceil's life and she truly cherished every moment she had with her with her daughter, granddaughter, son-in-law and extended family.

Ceil will forever be remembered as a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her presence will be deeply missed, but her vivacious spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of her loved ones.

In addition to her parents, Ignatz and Antonia Stanaszkiewicz, and her husband, Aloysius, Ceil was preceded in death by her brother, Stanley Stancavage, and sisters Jane Morga, Stella Harvey and Pauline Baron.

Ceil is survived by her loving daughter, Diane Kleynowski, and her husband, Leo, Trucksville; granddaughter, Leah Kleynowski; sister Dolores Wojewodzki and her husband, Joseph, Whitehall; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Frances X. Cabrini Church, 585 Mount Olivet Road, Carverton, with the Rev. Vincent Dang, her Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ceil's memory to the , 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.

For additional information or to send the family of Mrs. Ceil Zakjawski an online message of condolence, visit the funeral home's website at
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 14, 2013
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