Steffie Zaleski

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Nov. 15, 2012

Steffie Zaleski, 85, a lifelong resident of Bennett St., Duryea, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Hospice Community Care, Dunmore.

She was born in Duryea on May 5, 1927, and was a daughter of the late Walter and Mary Zaleski.

Steffie was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Church, Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. Steffie was a proud member of the Duryea High School Class of 1945. Steffie and her classmates all maintained lifelong friendships and met for dinners on a regular basis. She worked for many years in the local garment industry and was a union representative for the ILGWU.

In addition to her parents, Steffie was preceded in death by her sisters, Irene Klimek and Sister Fidelia O.F.F.; her brother, Stanley Zaleski; and niece Charlotte Jaskula.

She is survived by her nephew, Robert Zaleski, with whom she resided; great-nephew, Bobby Zaleski, and his wife, Melissa, and their children, Katie and Robbie; nieces Carol Philhower and Diane Mastroiacovo; nephews, Gerald Klimek and Ronald Klimek; and godchild, Ann Levandoski.

Funeral services will be held Saturday with a Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating.

Friends may call at the church from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Interment will be held at Holy Rosary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Rosary Church Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, PA 18642.

Arrangements are by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea Pa.

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Published in Times Leader on Nov. 16, 2012
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