Elynore Banashefski

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Elynore Banashefski, 83, of Wilkes-Barre Township, passed away Sunday at Commonwealth Hospice at St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre.

Born April 24, 1930, in the Georgetown section of Wilkes-Barre Township, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Kostak Banashefski.

Elynore was a graduate of Wilkes-Barre Township High School, class of 1947, and she worked as a secretary and bookkeeper most of her life at the Union Paper and Supply Co. of Wilkes-Barre. She was a life member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Church in Georgetown, where she enjoyed years of baking cakes and cookies for the parish.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph, and her nephew, John Banashefski.

Surviving are sisters, Marge Dorish of Plains, Pa., and Mary Kish and her husband, Mike, of Ocean City, Md.; brothers, John Banashefski of Wilkes-Barre; George Banashefski and his wife, Loretta, of Wilkes-Barre Township; and Leonard Bantel, also of Wilkes-Barre Township.

Family and friends may call 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday in John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Chestnut Street, Wilkes-Barre Township. Divine Liturgy and Requiem Services will be held at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Mykhalo Prodanets, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Lake Street, Dallas. Arrangements are by the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Commonwealth Hospice at St. Luke's Villa, General Hospital, Golden Living Center (Summit) and River View Ridge Assisted Living for their loving care and support.
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Jendrzejewski Funeral Home
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Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
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Published in Times Leader on Sept. 10, 2013
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