Mrs. Mildred T. Levandoski, 85, of Duryea, went to rest in God's love on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
She was born on March 27, 1927 to Francis and Beatrice Yachna Evans, and as daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, sister in law, aunt and friend, filled many roles with dignity and pride and brought smiles to all who knew her.
She was a proud graduate of Duryea High School, Class of 1945, and treasured her relationships with her friends. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the area garment industry as a seamstress. Her favorite role while working as a seamstress was sewing wedding gowns for Alfred Angelo. She was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea.
Mildred will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she so generously and lovingly touched. There was not a thing she wouldn't do to ensure the happiness and well being of her family.
Though death saddens us, our faith teaches us that we will one day be with Mildred and our many loved ones, and in this we find hope. May she find peace with those who have gone home to be with our Lord.
The family would like to thank all who cared for her during this time, but none more than the staff of the ICU at Geisinger Hospital who have cared for Mildred several times before, and ensured that her final hours were surrounded with love and peace.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy (Jim) Evans, who passed away on March, 3, 2010.
Her marriage of 63 years to Henry R. Levandoski was one based on respect and trust, and upon entering the large Levandoski clan, she truly loved every minute of the family, and they in turn treated her like a sister. In addition to her husband, Henry, she is survived by daughter Pamela Zbylicki and her husband, Robert, of Pittston; daughter Ann Levandoski of Duryea; granddaughter Pamela Ann Field and her husband, Shannon, of Odenton, Md.; granddaughter Samantha Garofano and her husband, Andrew, of Stroudsburg; great-granddaughter, Anna Elizabeth Field of Odenton, Md.; nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at noon in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Duryea. Friends may call today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church for the funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Rosary School. To leave the family an online condolence or for further information, please visit our website, www.piontekfuneralhome.com.
Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc.
204 Main Street
Duryea, PA 18642
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 26, 2013