Obituaries

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Kowalonek

Betty KowalonekElizabeth A. “Betty” (Kiskeravage) Kowalonek, 77, of Ringtown, passed away Friday afternoon at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown, surrounded by her loved ones.

Born in Shenandoah, October 5, 1940, she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Zakiewicz) Kiskeravage.

She was a 1958 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Ateeco Inc., Mrs. T’s Pierogies, Shenandoah.

On Nov. 9, 1974, in the former St. Stanislaus Church, Shenandoah, she married Frank W. Kowalonek, who preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1998.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah. Throughout her life, she was a devout member and active volunteer for the former St. Stanislaus Church, especially with the weekly bingos, bazaars and food sales.

Betty enjoyed spending time with her family and, as “Babci,” cherished her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband, was a brother, William Kirk.

Surviving are a son, Stefan Kowalonek and his wife, Jennifer, Frackville; two daughters, Stefanie Meskunas and her husband, Joe, Frackville, and Stacie Green and her husband, Roy, Ashland; five grandchildren, Claire Elizabeth, Alyza and Francis Kowalonek and Kylie and Cole Meskunas; two step-grandchildren, Rachel and Jake Green; a sister, Jean Kiskeravage and her son, Christopher Kiskeravage and his family, all of Allentown; a sister-in-law, Helene Kirk, Danville; an aunt, Roseann Bonkowski, Shenandoah; nephews, nieces and cousins.

Polish FalconFuneral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will then be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir Church, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. The Rev. Robert T. Finlan will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Kowalonek Has One Condolence Posted:

  1. Carol and Tim Snyder says:

    Stefan,Stefanie,Stacie and families,
    We would like to offer our sincere condolences to all of you. Your mom was always so generous and loving. Although we did not see her very often, it seemed as though we picked up where we left off. She was so kind to our children when they were young! She is free of all her earthly sufferings and in the loving arms of our Lord. She has rejoined your father in eternal peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you lay her to rest during this holiday week. God bless you. Love, Carol and Tim