Veronica M. âVernaâ Garbacik, 83, formerly of Reading, died April 22 at 5:15 a.m. in Berks Heim, where she had been a resident since 2002. Her husband, Walter J. Garbacik, died Nov. 13, 1979. Born in Harwood Mines, Luzerne County, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Rose Woythko. Garbacik had been employed for 16 years as an assistant manager by Kinney Shoe Corp., Reading, retiring in 1984. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Millmont. Surviving is a son, Robert L., Reading. Other survivors include two sisters, Suzan (Woythko) Schegan, Harwood, Luzerne County, and Katherine (Woythko) Kokinda, Hazleton, Luzerne County. There are also two granddaughters and two stepgrandsons. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua RC Church. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale. Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
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