Elaine C. Czekalski, RN, 88, a resident of North Wilkes-Barre, died Thursday, April 6, 2017, at St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre. She had previously been a guest at Tiffany Court, Kingston, for some time.
Mrs. Czekalski was born in Glen Lyon, Newport Township, daughter of the late John and Mary Woytocek Smetana, and was a graduate of Newport Twp. High School.
She received her nurse's training at the former Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing. She had been employed as a registered nurse, specializing in IV treatments for most of her career.
She had been a member of the former St. John the Evangelist Church and Sacred Heart Church, both of Wilkes-Barre. Following their merger, she was a member of St. Andre Bessette Church.
She had been a very active alumna of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing.
In addtion to her parents, she had been preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joseph L. Czekalski, in 2015.
Surviving are her children, Susan C. Trombetta and her husband, James Patterson, Dallas; and Kathy Swartz, Lewisburg; grandchildren, Dominick J. Trombetta and his wife, Katelyn, Alanna Trombetta and Kyle and Sean Swartz; sisters, Louise Mizia, Pittsfield, Mass.; and Marlene Snyder and her husband, Irvin, Morgantown, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday from H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Andre Bessette Church, Wilkes-Barre.
Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Glen Lyon.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 8:30 a.m. until leaving for the church at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial donations in her name be made to a charity of the donor's choice
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Published by Citizens Voice on Apr. 8, 2017.