Theresa Price

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Nov. 6, 2012

Theresa Tessie Price, R.N., of Plains Township, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, 2012, at her residence.

Theresa was born in Plains Township on May 2, 1920. She was a daughter of the late Sophie Aponik and Walter (Lakoski) Likowski.

Theresa was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, Class of 1939, being the valedictorian of her class. She received her nursing education, RN, from the Newark City Hospital, New Jersey School of Nursing, Class of 1943, receiving a nursing award upon graduation.

Theresa was an ensign in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps in World War II, serving at Portsmouth, Va., the Philadelphia Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, and St. Agnes Hospital (used by the Navy), Farragut, Idaho.

Theresa resigned from the Navy after her young brother, Cpl. Joseph Likowski, was killed in Germany during World War II.

Theresa was later employed by the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, having worked there for over 10 years.

Theresa was a member of the Polish Woman's Alliance. She was a member of Plains Ss. Peter and Paul Church all her life and a member of the Holy Rosary Society of Plains, Newark City Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, Pennsylvania Nursing Association and Plains American Legion Post 558.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Price, in 1998, to whom she was married for 52 years; brother Cpl. Joseph Likowski, who was killed in Germany during World War II in 1945; brother Stanley and wife Catherine; nephew Joseph Matthew Likowski.

Surviving are daughter, Theresa Kevak, and husband John, of Plains Township; sons, Gregory G. Price and his wife, Gale of Plains Township; Joseph T. Price and his wife, Louise, also of Plains Township; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 a.m. from the Michael J. Mikelski Funeral Home, 293 S. River St., Plains. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains. Interment will be at St. John's Cemetery, Dallas. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening from 5 until 8 p.m.


Published in Times Leader on Nov. 7, 2012
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