Celia E. Magda

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October 2, 2012

Celia Eva Magda, 95, a former resident of Dupont and Plymouth, died peacefully at the ManorCare Nursing Home, Kingston, Tuesday afternoon, October 3, 2012, in the presence of her family.

Celia was born in Wilkes-Barre on November 16, 1916, daughter of the late Paul and Victoria Pietkiewicz. She was married to the late Anthony F. Magda, who was the organist and choir director for the former St. Mary's B.V.M. Church, of Plymouth.

She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, the Christian Mothers and the Cecelia's Choir of St. Mary's Church of Plymouth.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Anthony F.; her beloved son, Anthony Magda Jr., who passed away in 2008; brothers, Walter, Joseph Pivinski, and sister, Irene Bienick.

She is survived by her daughter, Geraldine T. Gulbish, and her husband, Stanley, of Lehman Township; two loving grandchildren, Stanley A., of Lehman Township, and Theresa, of Wilkes-Barre, with whom she shared a special relationship. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Magda of Dupont, and several nieces and nephews.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to have been touched by her gentle spirit and her kindness. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Celia's family would like to thank the staff at ManorCare, Kingston, for their love and care, which Celia received, during the past eight years she resided there. They became a part of Celia's and her family's life. The staff at ManorCare are dearly loved and appreciated.

Also, Celia's family would like to thank the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the compassionate care they gave to Celia.

Funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 a.m. from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, 66 Willow St., Plymouth. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Nativity Cemetery, Plymouth Township. Family and friends may call this evening, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Parish, 66 Willow St., Plymouth, PA 18651; ManorCare Health Services, 200 2nd Ave., Kingston, PA 18704; or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, in Celia's name. Please visit for directions or to submit online condolences.

Published in Times Leader on Oct. 4, 2012