Veronica (Orzech) Castner

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Dec. 3, 2012

Veronica (Orzech) Castner, 84, of Pittston, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, at the Highland Manor Nursing Center, Exeter.

She was born in Dupont, Jan. 19, 1928 and was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Gorczowski) Orzech.

Veronica was a member of Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church, Dupont, and the Sacred Heart Of Jesus woman's society. She was a graduate of Dupont High School. Veronica was also very active with the Dupont High School Alumni Association. Veronica was loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brothers; Walter, Anthony, Michael, Thomas and Edward, and her sisters Sophie, Julia, Ceclia and Mary.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years Gervase Castner; her daughter Patricia Barrett and her husband Thomas, of Oak Ridge, N.J.; her sons, James Castner of Pittston and Kenneth Castner of Lake Stockholm, N.J. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Dana Russell, Kathleen Barrett and Timothy Barrett, great grandchildren, Tianna Russell and Davis Russell, her brother Joseph Ozack, of Helena, Mont. and sister Louise Collins, of Dupont, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, at 9:30 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church, Dupont, with Fr. Joseph Verespy officiating. Friends may call Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery.

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Published in Times Leader on Dec. 4, 2012