Lorraine Evelyn Walkowiak, 82, of Hunlock Creek, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
Mrs. Walkowiak was born on Sept. 18, 1930 and was the daughter of the late John Fundalevicz and Mary Pesta.
Lorraine graduated from Newport High School and was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth. She and her late husband, John, owned and operated Walker Products in Nanticoke for 20 years. They were also co-owners of Guys and Dolls Billiards in Edwardsville and Jack and Jills Billiards in Wilkes-Barre until 1997.
Lorraine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who took great pride in her family. She enjoyed swimming and picnicking at their summer home at Lake Silkworth. It would have been nothing on a rainy summer day for her to entertain and cook for her five children and their 10 friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Fundalevicz.
Lorraine is survived by daughter Linda Horvath and husband Michael, of Hunlock Creek; son David Walkowiak and wife Linda, of Dallas; daughter Judy Hislop and husband Don, of Mountain Top; son John Walkowiak of Shickshinny Lake, and daughter Tina Albert and husband Danny, of Benton, La.; grandchildren, Micheline and Nicholas Horvath, Jaclyn Moser, Lindsey Sears, Carly Hislop, Jamie and Bruno Walkowiak, Patrick and Danielle Albert.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. from Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth, with the Rev. Richard Fox officiating. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Pikes Creek.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2011 State Route 29, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621. Online condolences can be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com
Published in Times Leader on May 7, 2013