Elizabeth Lenora Smialkowski

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nov 13, 1922 – Mar 6, 2018


Monday, November 13th 1922
Tuesday, March 6th 2018
Penn State University


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Elizabeth Lenora Mathewson Smialkowski, born November 13, 1922 in Turtle Creek, PA and passed away on March 6, 2018. Loving wife of the late Edwin J Smialkowski. Mother of Kathe Jacobs (Donald), Maryann Smialkowski, Patricia Smialkowski (Ben Kaplan). Grandmother of Jacqueline Edwards (Timothy) , 2nd Lt Jake Kaplan, Morgan Kaplan, great grandmother of Michaela, Alice and Joanna Edwards. Preceeded in death by parents John N. and Marie Mathewson, brothers Bernard J and John R, sisters Mildred Biblis and Marie Jean Zipay. Betty was raised in Sharon, PA. She attended Penn State University at Shenango. Worked as an engineering aide with Westinghouse, Yale & Town, and Rohm & Haas. After her years of employment, Betty became a full time homemaker. She was a member of USO in Sharon, PA during WWII. She met Edwin at Camp Reynolds. She was interested in sewing, knitting, embroidery. Betty was a lover of classical music, opera and musical theater. Relatives and friends are invited to gather Friday, March 16th from 10-11:30AM at the Slabinski Sucharski Funeral Home, 2614 Orthodox St., Phila.,PA 19137. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:30AM at St. John Cantius Church. Interment will be held precisely at 2PM at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty's memory to the USO Department WS, PO Box 96860 Washington, DC 20090-6860 would be greatly appreciated by her family.

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