Obituary of Arlene Eldridge
Arlene Marie (Kosker) Eldridge, 74, of Nanticoke, died peacefully in her home on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. She was born in Nanticoke on October 27, 1945. Early in life she lived in New Jersey and was a graduate of Vailsburg High School in Newark.
Arlene was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Tedd, and her parents and seven siblings.
Arlene and Tedd owned and operated the family business, Eldridge and Son Construction Company, Inc.
Surviving are her daughters, Denise (Dee) Eldridge-Golembeski and husband, Art, Scranton; Lori Hulse and husband, Chris, Nanticoke; Michelle Rinus and husband, Rich Jr., Nanticoke. She is also survived by her son, Tedd, Jr., along with his fiancee, Stephanie Danko, also of Nanticoke. She has been blessed with grandchildren: Christopher; Karyn, Gabrielle, Ethan, Cerenity, Aubrianna, Luke and Lisa; great grandchildren, Dalton and Tyler as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a member of St. Faustina’s Parish in Nanticoke, and before that she was a long-time member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Plymouth. In her younger years, she spent her time working the hot lunch program at Holy Child Elementary School in Plymouth, as well as volunteering with the Shawnee Indians Mini Football teams, where her children were active.
Family time was the most important thing to her. She was best known for being “mom’s taxi” - driving her four children all over for school or church activities, music lessons, sports, and anything else they needed.
Funeral services will begin Monday at 11:30 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, primary site, 520 S. Hanover Street, Nanticoke with The Rev. James R. Nash, her pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Viewing and period of visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., Suite 7, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. or by calling 570-706-2400.