September 25, 2011
Nancy R. Rothenbecker, 73, of South River Street, Wilkes-Barre, died Sunday, September 25, 2011, at Timber Ridge Health Care Center. Born May 14, 1938, in New York, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Charlotte Koblyski Snopkoski. Raised in Danbury, Conn., and Duryea, Nancy was a graduate of Pittston High School. Before retiring, Nancy was employed by Luzerne County for 30 years. She was a member of the Parish of Saint Nicholas. A son, Kevin; daughter Margaret Mary; and brother, Charles Snopkoski, preceded her in death. Nancy will be missed by her husband, John J. "Jack" Rothenbecker; children, Jack and his wife, Sheila Rothenbecker; Susan Smith; and Michelle and her husband, Joel Vincent, all of Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Brenda Carr, Janelle Behm, Jackson and Jessica Rothenbecker, Julia and Danny Smith, Lauren and Kalie Decker, Nadine Blihar and Melissa Frankiewicz; six great-grandchildren; as well as siblings, Robert and Steven Snopkoski, and Beverly Norton, all of Connecticut. Celebration of Nancy's Life was held Wednesday with a family visitation at McLaughlin's, followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of Saint Nicholas. Interment was in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Township. Memorial donations may be made to The SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6911. Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Nancy's family at www.celebrateherlife.com .
Published in Times Leader on Sept. 29, 2011