Clara B. Timtishin

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    - Carol Cherkis
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Clara B. Timtishin, 89, formerly of Pottsville, passed away Saturday at the Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre.

Clara was born on Memorial Day Weekend in 1928 in Pottsville to Leroy and Sophia Sternick Dalton, the first grandchild of Polish immigrants who thought the parade and all the fuss in town were in celebration of her birth.

Growing up during the depression, she had a strong work ethic and a desire to excel. During high school she knitted sweaters for the World War II soldiers overseas, and her first job at Fort Indiantown Gap made her instrumental in getting many of them home just in time for Christmas when the war ended.

She outlived two husbands. John B. Reilly was killed in a plane crash in January of 1960, and Steven Timtishin passed away at home in September 2001.

She would say that her life has been exciting and that she made the most of it through volunteer work and full-time employment, participation in church activities, extensive travel, and entertaining family and friends both here and in Spain and England, where she and Steve lived for five years. Her hands were never idle. She was multi-talented (knitting, needlepoint, jewelry making, upholstery, chair caning, furniture restoration and metal tooling) and gave most of her projects away.

Her final years were a challenge, but she found comfort at Little Flower Manor in Wilkes-Barre, where she passed away peacefully after waiting just long enough for her only child, Kathleen Reilly, to be by her side.

A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Minersville. All are respectfully invited to attend a visitation from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to St. Nicholas Memorial Fund or to the . Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville, is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Dec. 5, 2017