September 10, 2012
Gloria Abod Janczewski, 86, formerly of Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre, and most recently a resident of Smith Health Care in Mountain Top, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, September 13, 1925, she was the youngest of seven born to the late Abraham and Emily Ellis Abod and had attended GAR Memorial High School.
Gloria was married to Eugene (Dut) Janczewski for 57 wonderful years. Eugene passed away on December 19, 2007. They were married on January 21, 1950.
She was a member of St. Anthony's Maronite Church, Wilkes-Barre, along with its Altar and Rosary Society. Gloria also was a member of the Saint Bede's Senior Citizens Club.
In addition to her husband, Gloria was preceded in death by her brother, George Abod; sisters Jeanette Abod, Helen Koury, Alici Ciali and Marie Decker. Gloria and Gene also lost a daughter at birth, Diane, who was born April 20, 1956.
Surviving are her son, Daniel Janczewski, and his wife, Amanda, Garrison, N.Y.; daughter, Marlene Kokinda, and her husband, Joe, Dorrance Township; three grandchildren, Lila, Joe and Dawn; sister Margaret (Peggy) Abod Jacobs, Gastonia, N.C; numerous nieces and nephews.
Gloria will be greatly and sadly missed by her entire family and they wish her the most happiest of birthdays in heaven.
A funeral will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the Bednarski & Thomas Funeral Home, 27 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with services to be held at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Maronite Church, Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Hanna Karam will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary's Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home this evening from 6 to 8.