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Vivian R. Kochanski

Vivian R. Kochanski Obituary

Vivian R. Kochanski, 82, of Mountain Top, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, at home.

Vivian was born in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Wilbur and Charlotte Moore Ermish. She was a graduate of GAR High School, Class of 1956. Vivian was formerly employed by Central Slipper Company and by the Delta Hosiery Company.

Vivian was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Mountain Top.

Vivian loved to read a good book, travel with her good friends Dorothy and Marty Kutz and Audrey Kerestes. She took pride in her yard and could always be found outside cutting grass, raking leaves or decorating it for the holidays. She served on her high school reunion committee and she enjoyed meeting with friends for monthly dinners and birthday celebrations.

In addition to her parents, Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Kochanski, in 2002; and by her sister, Virginia Stapleton.

Surviving are her brother, Richard Ermish (Sally); a special aunt, Sylvia Russo; and cousins, Cynthia Russo; Daryl Metric; Sharon Philips (Michael); and her godson, Scott Russo; brothers-in-law, Peter "Herbie" Kochanski (Mary); and Gary Kochanski (Amy); nieces, Renae Morton (Art); Cynthia Konnick (Michael); Shawn Wright (Scott); and nephew, Mark Stapleton (Nikki). Several great nieces and nephews and a great-great-nephew, that she very proudly shared her birthday with; along with many more special cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Nat and Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Her pastor, J.P. Bohanan, will officiate.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Vivian's name to Christ United Methodist Church, 175 S. Main Road, Mountain Top, PA 18707.

Condolences can be sent by visiting Vivian's obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.


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