Theresa Sowa

Obituary of Theresa Sowa

Theresa Sowa, 84, of Nanticoke passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, February 25, 2020 at Residential Hospice, inpatient unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. A life-long resident of Nanticoke, she was born November 3, 1935 the daughter of the late Josephine Mary Ugarek Kwiatkowski and the late Stephen Martin Kwiatkowski. She graduated from Nanticoke High School in 1952 and married Edward John Sowa on October 23, 1954 in Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville. In her early years Theresa was employed by Carter Bache Company. She also worked at General Cigar in Nanticoke and for many years was Vending Hostess at Luzerne County Community College for Diamond Vending Company. She was last employed at former Geri’s Drapery, Nanticoke. Theresa was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke and formerly Holy Trinity Church for many years, and early in life belonged to St. Mary of Czestochowa Church. Active in the community, she was a member of Junior Women’s Club of Nanticoke and Civic Pride and she rarely missed attending the Nanticoke City council meetings. Her many hobbies included making ceramics, sewing, crocheting and going to craft shows. She especially enjoyed cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Edward J. Sowa on April 16, 2002 and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Manderson Sowa. She will be missed by her daughter, Brenda Sowa, Nanticoke; sons, Andre Sowa and wife, Susan, Forest Hill, MD and Alan Sowa, Pittston; grandchildren, Holly Sowa, Washington, DC, Ashley Sowa, Lancaster and Kenneth Gilley and wife, Patricia, Pittston. Her funeral will begin with a prayer service 9:30 a.m., Monday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, primary site, 520 S. Hanover Street, Nanticoke with the Rev. James R. Nash as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary of Czestochowa Cemetery, Nanticoke. Viewing and visitation hours will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Sunday
1
March

Viewing and Visitation hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 East Broad Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-5370
Monday
2
March

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 10:50 am
Monday, March 2, 2020
St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, main site
520 South Hanover Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-4833
Monday
2
March

Interment

11:10 am - 11:20 am
Monday, March 2, 2020
St. Mary of Czestochowa Cemetery
Field Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-4833
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