Monday, September 14, 2009

Helen M. Klecha

Jay just informed me that Sue Klecha O'Donnell's mom passed away last Thursday. Below is the obituary from the Times Leader.

Helen M. Klecha

Helen M. Klecha, 86, formerly of Kingston, passed away on Thursday at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Adolph and Nellie Valevas Kadish. The majority of her life, she resided in Kingston. Helen was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1941. She was a member of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston.

In her younger years, she belonged to the Susquehanna Trailers hiking club, enjoyed playing cards with friends, traveled throughout the United States, loved watching her children play sports, and dedicated herself to family and community.

In her most recent years, she enjoyed watching ballroom dancing and the Pennsylvania polka on WVIA-TV, as well as game shows. Throughout her life, she remained an avid reader and faithful viewer of “All My Children.”
Her favorite pastime was spending time with family and friends. She could never pass up a good laugh or a Milky Way bar.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Michael Kraftician and John Klecha; brothers, Albert, Joseph and Edward Kadish; as well as a sister, Genevieve Katoski.

Surviving are children, Connie Butler of West Wyoming; Diane Piekanski and husband, Stanley, of Larksville; John Klecha and wife, Mary Ann, of Fairfield, Conn.; Paul Klecha and wife, Jan, of Kingston; Susan O’Donnell and husband, Tim, of North Kingstown, R.I.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandsons; sister, Agnes Alson, of Wyandotte, Mich.; brother, Adolph Kadish of Swoyersville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Annunciation Cemetery, Pringle. Friends may call on Sunday, from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to the Kingston Ambulance, 600 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.
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