Margaret Simonovich, 90, a resident of Warrior Run, passed away on Friday evening at Hospice Community Care, Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
Her beloved husband was the late Zigmund Simonovich, who passed away on May 9, 1986. Together, Zigmund and Margaret shared 36 years of marriage.
Born on May 7, 1923, in Askam, Margaret was the daughter of the late Walter and Lottie (Nadwodney) Tomkoski.
Margaret was a graduate of Hanover High School, class of 1941.
During World War II, Margaret helped the war effort by working for a company in Berwick that made artillery shells.
Prior to her retirement, Margaret was employed as a seamstress by the former Harris Hogan Dress Factory, Wilkes-Barre. In her earlier years, Margaret was employed by the former General Cigar Factory, Nanticoke.
For some time, Margaret worked alongside her sister-in-law, Helen Daylida, as a cook for Daylida's Restaurant, located in Warrior Run.
A faithful Catholic, Margaret was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Sugar Notch.
Some of Margaret's favorite things to do in life were shopping, knitting and making pierogies for everyone. Also, Margaret loved her Wednesday night bingo at the Warrior Run Fire Hall.
Above all, Margaret's greatest love in life was for her son, daughter-in-law, grandsons and extended family. Though her presence will be greatly missed, her legacy of love will continue to live on in the hearts of her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Walter and Lottie Tomkoski, and her husband, Zigmund, Margaret was preceded in death by her brothers, John and Bernard Tomkoski; and her sisters, Frances Adams, Helen Vanicky and Jeannie Krempecki.
Margaret is survived by her son, Joseph Simonovich and his wife, Judy, of Hanover Township; her grandsons, Joseph Simonovich Jr., and his wife, Jenn, of Denville, N.J., and David Simonovich and Alicia Domzalski, of Nanticoke; her brothers, Russell Tomkoski, of South River, N.J., Walter Tomkoski and his wife, Helen, of Pine Hall, N.C., and Gene Tomkoski and his wife, Georgia, of Harrisburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday at the Joseph L. Wroblewski Funeral Home, 56 Ashley St., Ashley, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch, with the Rev. Joseph R. Kakareka, her pastor, officiating.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
56 Ashley St Ashley, PA 18706
Published in Times Leader on Aug. 18, 2013