Theresa M. Gorney, 85, of Depot Street, Glen Lyon, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Celtic Health Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
She was born in Nanticoke on June 5, 1932, the daughter of the late Peter and Pearl Walkowiak Helmecki. She was a life resident of Glen Lyon, where she graduated from the Newport Twp. High School, Class of 1950.
She was employed by Harris Semi-Conductor Co., Mountain Top as an assembler tester until her retirement.
She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Glen Lyon, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 539, Glen Lyon, and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of the former St. Adalbert's Church.
Theresa was the only daughter and youngest child of a family of six. She enjoyed traveling and was proud of her Polish heritage. She was a devoted mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren, including the Arch Street kids.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 42 years, Stanley J. Gorney, on Nov. 7, 1994; son, Daniel Gorney, in 2004; and brothers, Alphonse, Peter, John, Michael and Leonard Helmecki.
Surviving are her sons, Paul Gorney and his wife, Sandy, Wilkes-Barre; and Mark Gorney, Glen Lyon; and five grandchildren, Lauren, Stephanie, Mark and Kimberly Gorney and April Sawicki. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday, beginning with a blessing service at 11 a.m. from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon.
Interment will be in St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Glen Lyon.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
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Published by Citizens Voice on Dec. 19, 2017.