Florence Tomko

Obituary of Florence Tomko

Florence T. Tomko, 91, formerly of Nanticoke, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Allied Services (St. Luke’s Villa) where she was a patient since July, 2019. She lived on West Main Street, Nanticoke for many years and later, Pittston and Lee Park Towers. Born January 15, 1930 in Nanticoke, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Tessie (Zdziarski) Szatkowski. Florence graduated from Bradford Beauty Academy, Wilkes-Barre in 1948 and early in life and was a beautician at Albin’s Beauty Shop, Nanticoke as well as waitress at the Hilltop Inn for several years. She worked for many years in the garment industry, including Holly Dress, Joann’s, Greenbaum’s and last at Sans Souci Frocks, before retiring in 1974. She was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish and formerly Stanislaus Church and had been an active member of American Legion Post #350 Ladies Auxiliary many years. She loved crocheting, making hats for newborns and donating them. She and her husband, Edward Tomko were married for 30 years, until his passing on April 21, 1982. She was last member of her immediate family, being preceded by her sisters, Stacia Szatkowski, Chesterine (Tessie) Finn and Alfreda (Fritz) Pryce and her brother, Alfred S. Szatkowski Sr. Surviving are her daughters, Debra Albanese and husband, John of Nanticoke and Sandra Tieso and husband, William of Pittston; four grandchildren, Edward Grabinski (Tiffany), Nicole Tieso, David Grabinski (Amy) and John Albanese (fiancée, Emily); seven great grandchildren, Olivia, Tyler, Emily, Kendall, Andrew, Abby and Peyton as well as several nieces and nephews. Viewing and visitation hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, primary site, 520 S. Hanover Street, Nanticoke with the Rev. James R. Nash as celebrant. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friday
12
March

Viewing and Visitation hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, March 12, 2021
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 East Broad Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
Saturday
13
March

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 10:50 am
Saturday, March 13, 2021
St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, main site
520 South Hanover Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-4833
Saturday
13
March

Interment

11:20 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Oak Lawn Cemetery
1250 South Main Street
Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, United States
570-822-2800
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