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Eleanor R. (Michalik) Gursky

Eleanor GurskyEleanor R. (Michalik) Gursky, 84, formerly of Frackville, passed away peacefully Friday evening at Shenandoah Senior Living Community, Shenandoah.

Born in Shenandoah, Feb. 19, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Agnes Poremba Michalik.

She was a graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.

Eleanor was a retired garment worker, having last worked for many years at the former Model Garment Factory, Frackville.

She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish, Frackville, having attended St. Ann Church. She was also a member of the Greater Shenandoah Area Senior Citizens and the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward H. Gursky, in 1982; three brothers, John, Edward and Leonard Michalik; a sister, Mary Rudzinski.

She is survived by a brother, Joseph Michalik and his wife, Dolores, Lansdale; nephews and caregivers, Ed and Jerry Rudzinski; niece and caregiver, Judy Ross; additional nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ann Church, Frackville. The Rev. Robert T. Finlan, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Frackville. Relatives and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann Church, Frackville.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor R. (Michalik) Gursky Has 3 Condolences Posted:

  1. Bob Bernosky says:

    I remember HER well…Uncle Ed introduced Eleanor to me…I was perhaps 10 years old. She was sitting in Gram’s high-back chair, catty-corner to the front door…She struck me, as the prettiest girl that I’d ever seen…I still have loving memories of them both !!!

    May the Lord hold her/him in the palm of His hand…

  2. Barbara Merenda Lauszus says:

    Truly loved her, she was full of life, fun to be around. She and my Uncle Eddie came to California when I was just a young girl. They were considering California as a residence but it just didn’t fit. They would have to leave all family behind. The fun part of this story is that when I got home from school there was an enormous refrigerator box in the back yard and they both burst out of the box to surprise all three of us kids. I didn’t see Aunt Eleanor until two weeks after Uncle Eddie died. The three of us Merenda Kids returned to N.Y. and then to visit family in Pennsylvania. Uncle Ed couldn’t wait for us and sadly he died just before we got there. Aunt Eleanor and I continued to communicate and eventually I didn’t hear any longer.

    Eternal Rest Grant her oh Lord. Loving Memories! Barbara Patricia Merenda

  3. Gloria Maley says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. Our families are getting smaller every day.