|Death: ||May 28, 2013|
Josephine Pavlico, 93, of Pittston, peacefully entered into the arms of the Lord, her savior, on Tuesday evening, May 28, 2013, surrounded by her daughter, Joann, and granddaughter, Melissa, at the Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility in the Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township, where she had been a guest for the past year. She was the widow of Joseph Pavlico, who passed away on June 6, 1985.
Born and raised in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late John and Stephanie Wrezneski Goretski. She was educated in area schools. Prior to retirement, she was employed by the Pittston Hospital, Pittston Apparel and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
Josephine was unconditionally dedicated to those closest to her. A woman of devout faith and the heart of her family, she shared her unwavering spirituality through her tireless Catholic example of good works and kindness to all. She imparted her wisdom and joy upon others and gave selflessly of herself to those she loved. She faced life's obstacles with great resilience and enduring strength. Josephine was happiest when she was able to assist others and offer compassion, support and encouragement.
Her greatest passions included gardening, quilting, reading, playing bingo, attending Mass and cooking. She was a true servant at heart and faithfully cared for family and friends through delicious cooking and baking from scratch. She is most well-known for her homemade, delicious, one-of-a-kind cannolis, a recipe that she created. There simply was not a person who tasted her cannolis and did not find them to be the best around.
Josephine was truly an angel on earth to so many and will continue to be an angel in heaven, protecting and watching over those she loved.
She was the longest-living member of her family. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Lottie Ostrowski, Peggy Rikuta and Stella Waseleski; brothers, Eddie, Anthony, Bernie, Joseph and Johnny; her beloved dogs, Buttons and Fluffy.
She is survived by her loving and faithful daughter, Joann Sulima, and her husband, Jerry, Jenkins Township; devoted and dearest granddaughter, attorney Melissa Sulima, Jenkins Township; dear daughter, Elizabeth Masters, and her husband, Garry, Hunlock Creek; grandchildren, Steven Kazmierski, Wilkes-Barre, and April Weaver and her husband, Zac, Brookville; dear son, James Pavlico, and his wife, Karen, Luzerne; grandchildren, Tracy and Joseph, at home; three great-grandchildren, Haley Kazmierski, Ella and Hank Weaver; sister-in-law, Agnes Neff, and her husband, William, Pittston; numerous nieces and nephews.
Her daughter Joann and granddaughter Melissa thank the nurses and staff of Wesley Village, Partridge-Tippet Nursing Facility, South Unit for the loving and outstanding care and endless compassion they gave Josephine. Their presence in her life throughout the past year filled all her days with happiness, laughter and smiles.
Her passing is not marked by sadness for her but by peace, for she has been reunited with the Lord. Her life is celebrated through the remembrance of and gratitude for the innumerable wonderful memories that exist. Her spirit will continue to shine light and provide guidance and immeasurable love for those closest to her.
The funeral will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday from Baloga Funeral Home Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston.
Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Published in Times Leader on May 30, 2013.
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Created by: Rich Fedoush
Record added: May 30, 2013
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