HANOVER TWP. — Theresa A. Jarzenbovicz, 84, formerly of the Upper Askam section of Hanover Township, and a resident of Guardian Elder Care Center, Sheatown, died Friday evening, Nov. 15, 2013.
Theresa was born in Wilkes-Barre Township on Aug. 28, 1929. She was a daughter of the late Albert and Helen (Rusin) Mraczkoski. Theresa was a graduate of Marymount High School and was employed for many years in the food service industry.She was a devout Catholic and was member of Holy Family Church, Sugar Notch. She enjoyed quilting and baking for the annual church bazaar. Theresa loved spending time with her best friend and sister-in-law, Josephine Jarzenbovicz.
Grandma will always be remembered for taking part in a good polka dance whenever and wherever she could.
Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph B. Jarzenbovicz; sisters, Genevieve Mraczkoski, Clara Dorzinsky, Bertha Tolarowski, Irene Bomber, Helen Rinaldi and Sopie Mraczkoski; and brothers, Stanley, Felix, Eugene and Raymond Mraczkoski.
Surviving are her daughters, Lois Feist, Hanover Township, and Marie Wellons, Raleigh, N.C.;, son, Joseph Jarzenbovicz, Ashland; grandchildren, Jennifer, Raymond, Ashley and Julie; sister, Sabina Vojtek, Georgetown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Guardian Elder Care for their dedicated service in their caring for Theresa.
Funeral services for Theresa will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Main Street, Sugar Notch, with the Rev. Joseph Kakareka officiating. Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Holy Family Church, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch.