Gertrude B. Jablonski

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Dec. 21, 2012

Gertrude B. Jablonski, 94, formerly of Nanticoke, passed away Dec. 21, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Hunlock Creek.

She was born in Pittsburgh, on March 5, 1918, and was a daughter of the late John and Mary Lojewski Golianek and attended Nanticoke schools.

Gertrude was a loyal member of St. Mary's Church of Czechostowa, Nanticoke, now a part of the St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, where she was a member of the church's Ladies of Mary Council.

She was also a 50-year member of American Legion Council #350, Nanticoke and an Auxiliary member of the Ex-Prisoners of War Wives.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.

As a factory worker all her life, she was employed as a bander for General Cigar Co., Nanticoke and American Tobacco, Mountain Top.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Jablonski, on March 1, 2003; by brothers, Edward in 1984, Albert in 2010; and also by a daughter-in-law, Bernadette Jablonski in 2004.

Presently surviving are her daughter, Janice Mikolajczyk and husband, Joseph, Hunlock Creek; son, John Jablonski, Nanticoke; four grandchildren, Stephen and Michael Mikolajczyk, Hunlock Creek, Matthew Jablonski, Hughestown and Keith Jablonski, Nanticoke.

A special thanks goes out to the nurses and aides of Erwine Hospice Care, especially Sarah Simko and Josephine Bashista for their excellent care.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C. 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke, with Mass of Christian Burial at St. Faustina Parish Church secondary site at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Nash as celebrant. Entombment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends and relatives are cordially invited to join the family for calling hours that will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Gertrude's name to St. Faustina Parish, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, PA 18634.

Published in Times Leader on Dec. 23, 2012