Paula Dawn Samselski (1961 - 2019)

  • "Sam & Family, I would like to express my condolences to you..."
    - Carmen Locascio
  • " You have my deepest sympathies. I pray in your behalf, and..."
  • "Sam, My condolences to you and your Family. May God bless..."
    - JOEY Jaikes
  • "Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your..."
  • "Paula, I will miss seeing your smiling face at Jill's..."
    - Beth Rutherford
Service Information
Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, Inc - Wilkes Barre
59 Parrish St.
Wilkes Barre, PA

Paula Dawn Samselski, 57, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away early Thursday morning in her home in Nanticoke surrounded by her family.

She was born in Bloomsburg on Nov. 28, 1961, to Paul and Arlene Shaffer, the youngest of eight children.

She married James "Sam" Samselski, on New Years Eve of 1989, and was mother to two children, Cassie and her husband, Andrew Mosley; and Eric Wolfe.

She knew how to enjoy life, whether it was socializing over a cocktail at the Wyoming Valley Country Club, celebrating holidays and milestones with her extensive family, or going on a girl's weekend with friends.

She was an excellent cook, gifted seamstress and crafter and an avid gardener. She also loved working with the Valley With a Heart charity.

She is preceded in death by her brothers, Dennis and Bob, and is survived by her sister, Beverly, and brothers, Wilbur, Randy, Blaine and Scott; as well as her husband and two children.

Her strength and grace were exceptional, but it's her vivacity, sense of humor and kindness that will make her irreplaceable. Details on a memorial service are forthcoming.

The family has asked that instead of flowers, donations be made to the Valley with a Heart charity,

Arrangements are by Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 26, 2019
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