Lillian Balas

Obituary of Lillian Balas

Lillian T. Balas, 90, of the Sheatown section of Newport Township, went on her journey Wednesday, December 22, 2021, a patient at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Born April 29, 1931 in Nanticoke, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Lottie (Konczynski) Kwiatkowski. She graduated from Nanticoke High School, class of 1949 and early in life worked at General Cigar Company where she met her husband, Martin. They were married on April 25, 1953 and shared sixty years of marriage until his death on August 13, 2013. Lillian was employed as a dietary aide at the former St. Stanislaus Nursing Home, later becoming Mercy Health Care Center, in Sheatown. She retired in 1996 after twenty-four years. She was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke and formerly Holy Trinity Church. She and Marty enjoyed several cruises over the years and were blessed to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on a Caribbean Cruise. In her spare- time she enjoyed hidden word puzzles and was a fan of Penn State football and Duke basketball. In addition to her husband, Marty, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Kwiatkowski. Surviving are her daughters, Linda Meshinski and husband, Robert of Nuangola and Cheryl Honeywell and husband, Michael of Allentown; a grandson, and "second love of her life", Ryan Meshinski and wife, Lindsey of Plains; a brother, Henry Kwiatkowski of Sacramento, California, as well as nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her close friends and neighbors, Marge and Ron Womelsdorf, Amanda, Douglas and Jimmy. The family extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Patrick Kerrigan and staff for the wonderful care they provided. A blessing service will be held 11 a.m. Monday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown. Viewing and visitation will be Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Monday
27
December

Viewing and Visitation

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday, December 27, 2021
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 East Broad Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-5370
Monday
27
December

Blessing Service

11:00 am - 11:20 am
Monday, December 27, 2021
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 East Broad Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-5370
Monday
27
December

Interment with Rite of Committal

11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, December 27, 2021
Holy Trinity Cemetery
Old Newport Street, Sheatown
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-4833
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