Obituaries

Regina T. “Nana Jean” (Navitsky) Zulkowski

Regina T. ZulkowskiRegina T. “Nana Jean” (Navitsky) Zulkowski, 84 of 237 Schuylkill Ave., Shenandoah Heights passed Sunday at Schuylkill Medical Center, South Jackson St., Pottsville.

Born in Shenandoah on August 22, 1927, she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Ferguson) Navitsky.

She was educated in the Shenandoah Catholic Schools.

Regina was a member of Annunciation BVM Church, Shenandoah.

She will be long remembered for her fine cooking skills in the countless meals she prepared, her love of shopping and her generous spirit evident in the gifts she always gave to family that visited her.

Preceding her in death in addition her parents were her husband, Joseph E. Zulkowski in 1987; a son, John J. “Porky” Zulkowski in 1988; a grandson, Joseph Zulkowski, Jr. in 2003; two brothers, Thomas Ferguson and William Navitsky and two sisters, Mary Kegolis and Julia Gomosky.

Surviving are four sons, Joseph J. Zulkowski and his wife Kathy and James T. Zulkowski all of Frackville, Michael J. Zulkowski of Shenandoah and Frank Zulkowski of Manville, NJ; two daughters, Mary wife of John Bernosky of Frackville and her daughter and caregiver Elizabeth “Susie” Zulkowski and her companion, Maurilio Ramirez both of Shenandoah; a brother, John Navitsky of Shenandoah; a brother, John Navitsky of Shenandoah; nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 am from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am in Annunciation BVM Church, Shenandoah.  Rev. Msgr. Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Annunciation BVM Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 9:30 am.  There will be no calling hours Friday evening.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.

Regina T. “Nana Jean” (Navitsky) Zulkowski Has 3 Condolences Posted:

  1. Lucy Wolfe says:

    Suzie & Family Soooo Sorry to hear about JEANIE!! She was such a great person.I will always remember all the good times we had at your house in the patch with her, all the advice she has given me about life has helped me many times over.She will be sadly missed by all that knew her.She is in a better place now .Take Care

  2. JACKIE(GRODZKI)BENJAMIN says:

    JEAN WILL BE SADLEY MISSED BY EVERYONE SHE KNEW SHE WAS A WONDERFUL WOMAN AND MOTHER ALWAYS HAD TIME FOR THE CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD I HAVE VERY FOND MEMORIES OF HER WHEN I WAS A CHILD WE LIVED NEXT TO EACH OTHER ON LEHIGH ST MY MOM (ARLENE) AND MY GRANDMOTHER(TILLY) ALWAYS TALKED VERY WELL OF HER

  3. Dana Van Horn says:

    This is one special and unique woman who’s love has touched me so,
    I can hardly stand the pain of letting my Nana go.
    Every little moment will be held SO CLOSE to me,
    I can’t believe times gone by so fast and that she’s now a memory.
    Her place was High in my heart, as were her unique ways,
    We’ve made the most of the time we had, I’m GREATFUL for those days!
    Loving Much, means Losing Much, but God’s been good to me! He gave my little son her “eyes” and it’s almost like she’s smiling back at me.
    In so many of the things I do,
    there will be thoughts of her.
    What a Love! What a Loss! What a Wonderful Grandmother!