Violet J. Wasilewski

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Dec. 16, 2012

Violet J. Wasilewski, 91, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at her home.

Born Oct. 7, 1921, in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late John and Pauline Fedor. Vi was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School. Vi was the beloved wife of the late Chester "Chet" Wasilewski. She was Chet's ultimate cheerleader in every sport, whether he was on the field or coaching. Vi would prepare spaghetti dinners for teams and many sandwiches and snacks for coaches meetings at the house.

She loved her New York Yankees and never missed a televised game. She knew who was pitching, their stats and what place they were in the standings. Once baseball season was over, she enjoyed her Duke Blue Devils (The Dukey's).

She was an avid sports fan throughout her entire life.

She also enjoyed attending her grandchildren's many events. She was truly a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, and a friend to all.

Vi was a devout Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Wilkes-Barre.

In addition to her husband, Chet, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Ollie Dovidas Murphy and Helen Lukac; brothers, Joseph and Stanley Fedor, and great-grandson Kellen Kravulski.

Vi is survived by her daughters, Donna Reilly and her husband, Robert; Jane Cirko and her husband, Robert, all of Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Kaitlin Reilly; Kean Reilly and his wife, Kaitlyn; Melissa Kravulski and her husband, Thomas; and Robert Cirko Jr.; great-grandson Gavin Kravulski; nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation and thanks to Ann Marie Bealla, Pat Buscemi, Terri Fisher and Dottie McDaniels, caregivers to Chet and Vi over the past several years.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Bednarski & Thomas Funeral Home, 27 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, with the Rev. John Terry officiating.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming. Family and friends are invited to call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or to a .

Published in Times Leader on Dec. 18, 2012
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