In memory of
Hedwig "Hedy" Wilczewski
PITTSTON — Hedwig T. "Hedy" Wilczewski, 95, of Pittston and formerly of Warrior Run, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Wesley Village, Pittston, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in the Askam section of Hanover Township on July 4, 1921, the daughter of the late Peter and Antoinette (Koprowski) Zdancewicz. She was a lifetime resident of Warrior Run and was a 1939 graduate of Warrior Run High School. She was employed at General Cigar in Nanticoke. Hedy was a member of Holy Family Church, Sugar Notch, and the Christian Mothers and Woman's Organizations. She was active in all church activities and worked at the bazaars for many years making pierogies. She was a volunteer at the VA Medical Center, Plains Township, for 24 years, a past president of the Warrior Run American Legion Auxiliary Unit 176, past secretary of the PPL Reddy Wives Club, Wilkes-Barre. For 15 years, she had a pet project of shopping for children's clothing and sending packages to many of her relatives in Poland. Preceding her in death were brothers, John, Joseph and Edward Zdancewicz and Anthony Stanorski; sisters, Celia Atkinson, Lillian Mech and Josephine McGrane. Surviving are her loving husband of 70 years, Joseph Wilczewski, of Pittston; devoted daughter, JoAnne Dreabit and husband, Paul, of Pittston; two grandchildren, Jennifer Abraham and her husband, Brian and P.J. Dreabit; one great-grandchild, Gavin Abraham, who was her pride and joy; sister, Evelyn Gibeck, of Baltimore, Md. Several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. from Holy Family Church, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to service Friday. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the Wesley Village Anderson Personal Care and also to the entire staff of the Wesley Rehab Unit for the care and compassion given to Hedwig in her time of need.
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