The beloved Josephine (Meck) Kizelowicz, formerly of 164 W. Newport St., Glen Lyon, passed away Sept. 17, 2013, at 10 a.m.
Josephine was born in Nanticoke on Feb. 13, 1919, to the late Jacob and Angeline (Krajewski) Meck. Growing up, she attended Catholic and public schools in Nanticoke.
In 1938, she moved to New York City and married her lifetime friend and husband, the late Ray Kizelowicz. In 1944, she moved with her family to Scranton, where her husband worked as a tool-and-die maker for the Murray Corp.
In 1946, Josephine and her family moved to Glen Lyon, where she spent most of the rest of her life. From 1949 to 1951, Josephine and her husband owned and operated Rays Cafe on Main Street in Glen Lyon. Josephine then worked in the Nanticoke General Cigar Mill from 1950 to 1973.
Josephine loved all young children, and she enjoyed sewing for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who loved her dearly. She would make clothes, various toys and knit many, many blankets.
During the last days of her life, she lived with her son, Carl, and his wife, Christine, outside of Dushore. She enjoyed spending many hours watching wildlife from the back porch.
Josephine was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
Surviving are her two sons, Carl and Raymond; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. in the Holy Spirit Parish/St. Adalbert's Church. Interment will folllow in St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Glen Lyon. Family and friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. until the time of services Saturday.
George A Strish Inc Funeral Home
211 W Main St
Glen Lyon, PA 18617
Published in Times Leader on Sept. 19, 2013