Charlotte M. Partash

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Charlotte M. Partash, 85, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on March 4, 1928, she was a daughter to the late Adam and Victoria Hopa Suchoski. She was one of eight siblings. Charlotte grew up in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre and attended local schools. She worked in the local garment factories of Plains Township until she met her husband, George Partash. Together they have a son Thomas, also known as "Timmy."

She then took on the role of homemaker and caregiver. This term, caregiver, came to define Charlotte's life. Due to the untimely death of her brother Thomas's wife, Nancy, she helped to raise their two children, Thomas Suchoski and Lisa Thompson. Although they were her niece and nephew, they were like a son and daughter to Charlotte.

As the children grew, Charlotte began to work again for Dana Perfume in Mountain Top. When not providing care to others, Charlotte enjoyed crocheting, word puzzles and attending services at St. Benedict's Church, Parsons.

She is preceded in death by all of her siblings, including her brothers, Thomas, Stanley, Francis and John, and sisters, Helen Kryeski, Stella Totino and Constance Giza.

She is survived by her son, Thomas "Timmy," and his wife, Pat, Woodland; several nieces and nephews; and grandnieces and grandnephews, including Joey and Justin Thompson, who each had a special place in Charlotte's heart.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark St., Plains Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township, at 11 a.m., due to the renovation of St. Benedict's Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the , 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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Published in Times Leader on Mar. 8, 2013
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