Cecelia "Celia" E. Kovalich, 91, formerly of Glen Lyon, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services, Sinking Spring.
She was born in the Teasdale section of Glen Lyon on April 6, 1926, the daughter of the late Anthony and Helen Iskra Charnetski. She was a life resident of Glen Lyon where she was a member of the graduating class of 1944 of the Newport Twp. High School. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Glen Lyon. Celia was employed as a bookkeeper for Goeringer Real Estate Co. for over 20 years, retiring in 1992. She was a former member of the Alter & Rosary Society of Holy Spirit Parish, Wilkes University Polish Room, the Nanticoke Hospital Auxiliary and the former Chaplain of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 539.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 54 years, George J. Kovalich, who passed away on Jan. 14, 2003; brother, Alexander Sudol; sisters, Constance Gomersall, Jennie Butz, Mary Kolakowski, Helen Keyek, Irene Kolakowski and Josephine Patterson.
Surviving are sons, Dale Kovalich and wife, Debbie; George J. Kovalich Jr.; Paul Kovalich; daughters, Kathleen Kovalich, Jean Capece, and Mary Ellen Kaye and her husband, Norman; five grandchildren, Daryl Kovalich, Denis Kovalich, Jessica Kline, Dean Capece and Todd Wertalik; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Holy Spirit/St. Mary's Church, 150 Main St., Mocanaqua. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Glen Lyon.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Rock Steady Boxing Poconos, which is a therapeutic program for people suffering with Parkinson's disease, send in care of Theresa (Keyek) Fritsche, 2616 Majestic Court, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302.
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Published by Citizens Voice from Jul. 23 to Jul. 24, 2017.