Mary Ann Charneski, 70, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was born in Wilkes-Barre on June 20, 1943, a daughter of the late Francis and Mary Chupka Bielecki. Mary Ann was a graduate of Meyers High School, class of 1961.
She had been employed by the American Cigar Company and later at Kmart, prior to her retirement in 1998.
She was a member of St. Andrew's Parish in Wilkes-Barre.
Mary Ann was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She cherished her grandsons.
Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Leon C. Charneski; children, Lee Ann Shaver and her husband, Brian, Wilkes-Barre Township, John Charneski and his wife, Bernadette, Larksville, and Diane Rokosz and her husband, John, Plymouth; grandsons, Jonathan, Jacob and Noah Rokosz; brothers, Frank Bielecki and his wife, Sylvia, Sheatown, Peter Bielecki and his wife, Peggy, Wilkes-Barre, James Bielecki, Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Theresa Bielecki, Sheatown; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. Saturday at Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Andrew's Parish, 316 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Academy, 316 N. Maple Ave., Kingston, PA 18704; or to St. Andrew's Parish, 316 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Online condolences may be made by visiting Mary Ann's obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.
Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
89 Park Ave Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Published in Times Leader from July 10 to July 11, 2013