The LuLac Edition #499, June 15th, 2008
PHOTO INDEX: ME AND MOM.
Mrs. Mary E. Yonki of Pittston, my mom, passed away tonight at 7:20PM at Geisinger Medical Center in Plains after a long and painful illness. She died on the 65th anniversary of her wedding day. For obvious reasons, we'll be taking some time.
Mary E. ( Marion) Yonki of Pittston died Sunday evening in Geisinger Medical Center, Plains after a long illness. She passed away on the 65th Anniversary of her wedding day.
Born August 11th, 1921, she was the daughter of Andrew and Susan Pribula of Exeter. In addition to being a loving spouse and mother, during her lifetime she worked in various jobs which included Department manager at Grant’s and K Mart in the 70s and 80s, assembly worker at Consolidated Cigar, West Pittston in the 1960s and in the 1950s as a nanny. She was active in the Parent Teacher Organization of St. John the Baptist School, the Holy Rosary Society and most recently was a member of the Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens Club in Exeter and the Senior Citizens Center in Pittston. She was a 1939 graduate of St. Cecilia High School in Exeter.
She was preceded in death by her husband Stephen in 1980, and an infant daughter in 1950, brothers John Pribula, Andrew Pribula , Thomas “Tim” Pribula, sisters Mary Seman, Susan Dziak, Helen Pribula, Verna Pribula, Anne Pribula, and Margaret Pribula. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Barnett and her husband Owen of Pittston with whom she resided, David and Mary Ann Yonki of Wilkes Barre as well as a grandson Troy Barnett. Also surviving are brothers Joseph Pribula of Exeter and Leonard Pribula of West Pittston as well as a sister Elizabeth Zujkowski, Duryea.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8pm at the Bernard Pointek Funeral Home, Main Street in Duryea. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on 9:30AM at Holy Rosary Church, Duryea. Internment will be at St. John the Baptist Slovak Cemetery, Schooley Avenue in Exeter.