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Theresa Dokas

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Theresa Dokas, age 81, of Lyndwood Section of Hanover Township, passed into eternal rest on Sunday morning, March 24, 2013.

Born Oct. 9, 1931 in Wilkes Barre, she was the daughter of the late August and Anna (Poderis) Cerwonka.

Theresa was a graduate of St. Nicholas High School, Class of 1949, and she attended Mansfield Unniversity. She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Lee Park, and a former member of St. Casimir's Church, Lyndwood, Hanover Township, where she was a Eucharistic Minister.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed at the Boston Store/Boscov's Department Store.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter, who passed away on Aug. 14, 2001.

Surviving are her children, Judith DiFebo and her husband, James, of Wilkes Barre; Lorraine Young and her husband, Paul, of Shavertown; Peter Dokas and his wife, Lori, of Wilkes-Barre; Mark Dokas of Wilkes-Barre; Clare Stencavage and her husband, George, of Mountain Top; Christine Bottger and her husband, Jay, of Wilkes-Barre; Patricia Stec and her husband, Gary, of Sweet Valley, and Stephen Dokas and his wife, Doreena, with whom she resided in Hanover Township; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; brother, Clement (Bud) Cerwonka of Florida; sister, Lillian Jimison and her husband, Edward, of Wilkes Barre; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the S.J.Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, the former St. Aloyisius Church, Lee Park. Interment will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Muhlenburg.

Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 256 N Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 (570) 823-7161, in Theresa's name. Please visit for directions or to submit online condolences to Theresa's family.
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 25, 2013