Marion Mihalko
1941 - 2021
BORN
August 13, 1941
DIED
April 11, 2021
FUNERAL HOME
A J Kopicki Funeral Home
263 Zerbey Ave
Kingston, PA 18704

Marion Mihalko, 79, of Larksville, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 11, 2021, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

She was born Aug. 13, 1941, in Kingston. She was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Parashac. She graduated from High School, Class of 1959, Mansfield University, Class of 1963, with a Bachelor of Arts in music education, and Marywood, Class of 1986, with a master's in theology.

Marion taught music at BCI/Glendale School District, Flinton, Abington Heights and Northwest Area High Schools. She also substituted at Wyoming Valley West and retired in 2000.

Music and the arts were an important part of her life. She was heavily involved with the Little Theater in Wilkes-Barre and enjoyed playing flute in the pit orchestra and performing on stage. She sang with "Joey I" Infantino for over 20 years for weddings and social events.

She was the director of liturgical music at Saint Mary's, Wilkes-Barre, under Monsignors Madden and Bannick. Marion was very active in the Wyoming United Methodist Church, having served as Sunday School Superintendent, teacher and director of Summer Vacation Bible School and sang in the choir.

Marion loved to travel with her husband, cooking with her granddaughters and celebrating their music and track and field accomplishments. Her greatest joy was her family and she will be missed more than words can express.

In addition to her parents, Marion was preceded in death by her daughter, Christina M. Rock; and her daughter-in-law, Lori Mihalko.

She is survived by her son, Taras Mihalko; granddaughters, Samantha and Natasha Mihalko; her brother, Stephen Parashac; and her loving husband, Barry Mihalko.

Private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A.J. Kopicki Funeral Home, Kingston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Wyoming United Methodist Church, 376 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644.


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Published by Citizens Voice on Apr. 15, 2021.
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Dear Barry and Taras, So very sorry to hear of Marion´s passing. My heart is with your family at this time.
Lisa Primatic Rispoli
April 23, 2021
Dear Barry, So sorry to learn about Marion. I enjoyed working with Marion and the Northwest marching band as a "helper." Good memories. May she rest in Peace.
Martha Barchik
Coworker
April 22, 2021
Dear Barry, I am so sorry for your loss. Marion was such a kind and sweet woman. I have fond memories of working with her in Little Theater.
Betty Roccograndi
April 19, 2021
My condolences to the Mihalko family. I was one of Marion's private flute students and have fond memories of our time together.
Amy Slusser (Liskosky)
April 16, 2021
During my time as the high school band director for Northwest Area replacing Marion as she moved to the elementary schools, I was dependent on the work she would do with the young instrumentalists in her charge. Marion provided a steady stream of talented musicians in whom she had instilled a love of music. She was not only a worthy colleague, she was a good friend. You will be missed. Barry, be strong my friend.
Mark Stransky
April 15, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear of Ms Mihalko's passing! She was a wonderful woman and an amazing teacher!!! She touched so many lives!!!!
Samantha Johnston
April 15, 2021
Barry, Taras, Samantha, Natasha and Rocky:
Cousin Marion, a wonderful gifted musician, strong in her faith with grace and elegance. No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that she is now resting in the arms of our Lord. May she still be alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Our deepest condolences to you all, she will continue to be in daily prayers as you all are and have been.
Cousins, Ann Marie and Lee Stimpson
Ann Marie Stimpson
Family
April 15, 2021